Former President Trump accused Jewish leaders of a scarcity of “loyalty” on Friday, amid the continued fallout from his dinner with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.
“How shortly Jewish Leaders forgot that I used to be the very best, by far, President for Israel,” Trump stated in a submit on Fact Social. “They need to be ashamed of themselves. This lack of loyalty to their best buddies and allies is why giant numbers in Congress, and so many others, have stopped giving help to Israel.”
Trump confronted a firestorm of criticism following his dinner with Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago. He was reportedly set to dine with the rapper previously often called Kanye West, who introduced Fuentes and several other different friends to the dinner.
The previous president has since claimed he was not conscious of Fuentes’ views when he arrived on the dinner.
“I had by no means heard of the person — I had no thought what his views had been, and so they weren’t expressed on the desk in our very fast dinner, or it wouldn’t have been accepted,” he stated.
Nonetheless, Trump has additionally confronted pushback over his relationship with Ye, who not too long ago praised Adolf Hitler and the Nazis on Alex Jones’ Infowars program and was suspended from Twitter for posting an image of a swastika.
The previous president has beforehand made feedback much like Friday’s submit, criticizing American Jews for failing to acknowledge his help for Israel.
“No President has completed extra for Israel than I’ve. Considerably surprisingly, nonetheless, our great Evangelicals are way more appreciative of this than the individuals of the Jewish religion, particularly these dwelling within the U.S.,” Trump stated in an October submit that the White Home condemned as antisemitic.
“These dwelling in Israel, although, are a special story – Highest approval score within the World, might simply be P.M.! U.S. Jews should get their act collectively and respect what they’ve in Israel – Earlier than it’s too late!” he added.
In 2019, then-President Trump additionally accused Jewish individuals who vote for Democrats of displaying both “a complete lack of understanding or nice disloyalty.”