President Trump insists that he cares about our Jewish citizens and often uses his administration’s support of Israel to mask the reality that his presidency has led to a massive spike in hate crimes, that the deadliest attack on Jews in American history happened under him, and that he has his history of anti-semitic remarks himself. Trump sees Jews as useful political props and cares little for their humanity and safety.
Earlier today, as part of his latest efforts to shore up his fabricated reputation as an advocate for the Jewish community and as part of a Hanukkah celebration, Trump signed an executive order that will make the government treat Judaism as not just a racial group, but also a nationality, and a religion.
The move has already drawn criticisms and concerns that it could be used to ostracize Jews from the rest of American citizenry, but Trump says its aimed at allowing the Department of Education to take harsher steps against what he claims are ant-Semitic trends on college campuses across the country. It’s widely being interpreted as a way to stamp down on the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement which aims to influence Israeli policy towards Palestinians by choking off financial support to Israel.
Already, the executive order stunt has been revealed as a face and Trump’s support for the Jewish community as nominal only by the invitation of one particular guest. In attendance at today’s signing was longtime Trump ally Robert Jeffress, an Evangelical pastor who stated in the past that Jews and other non-Christian believers are doomed to burn in hell.
“Not only do religions like Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism — not only do they lead people away from the true God, they lead people to an eternity of separation from God in hell. Hell is going to be filled with good religious people who have rejected the truth of Christ,” Jeffress said in the past.
During an interview, he once said, “Judaism, you can’t be saved being a Jew.”
Clearly, this is not a man who feels much love for Jews. Trump’s inviting him to the event was cynical political calculus engineered to appeal to his wide Evangelical base of supporters and undermines everything he claimed the event was about. This man is a sham and the furthest thing from an ally to minority groups that one could possibly imagine.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) December 11, 2019
The President was joined on stage by Robert Jeffress who said Jews are going to Hell, and John Hagee who said the Holocaust happened "because God said my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel," that's pro-rapture, apocalyptic thought https://t.co/yzxgmSWUQc
— Sean Morrow (@snmrrw) December 11, 2019