In a brief but scathing rant Wednesday evening, non-Jewish CNN host Anderson Cooper savagely criticized President Donald Trump’s Jewish daughter Ivanka for not treating her own father like he’s a raging anti-Semite.
Cooper, an openly gay “journalist” whose show, “Anderson Cooper 360,” is reportedly designed to go “beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news,” was upset with the president’s recently shared belief that Jews who vote for the Democrat Party are voting against / being “disloyal” to their own interests.
Listen to his whole rant below:
“It should be noted that throughout history, calling Jews ‘disloyal’ has been a common anti-Semitic trope. It’s been a pretext to exclude Jews or take their businesses or put them in ghettos or expel them or expel them from schools or exterminate them,” Cooper began Wednesday.
Except that was a false equivalence. The Nazis targeted Jews for being disloyal to dictator Adolf Hitler’s regime. Anti-Semitic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, has likewise repeatedly attacked American Jews for allegedly being disloyal to the United States.
In the president’s case, he criticized Jewish Democrats for being disloyal to themselves.
“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge, or great disloyalty,” he initially said to reporters Tuesday.
He made the remarks during a broader statement about the Democrat Party’s apparent abandonment of Israel and embrace of anti-Semitic Muslim Reps. Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
In another statement Wednesday morning, he pushed back on critics by clarifying his remarks.
“In my opinion, the Democrats have gone very far away from Israel. I cannot understand how they can do that. They don’t want to fund Israel. They want to take away foreign aid to Israel,” he said.
“They want to do a lot of bad things to Israel. In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you’re being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel.”
“Today, the president repeated the disloyalty claim, although this time specifying that American Jews who vote for Democrats would somehow be disloyal to Jews and to the state of Israel,” Cooper continued Wednesday evening. “Nevertheless, the theme of disloyal American Jews from this president continues.”
“Ivanka Trump must be very proud of her dad tonight,” he then added, taking an extraordinarily personal shot at the president’s daughter. “And you can probably just watch for an Ivanka leak in the coming days about how she tried to talk her father, you know, to change that kind of language. It’s a classic Ivanka move.”
As of Thursday morning, no “leak” from Ivanka had emerged, likely because many actual Jews just like her have argued that what her father had said was perfectly right:
President Trump is right, it shows a great deal of disloyalty to oneself to defend a party that protects/emboldens people that hate you for your religion. The @GOP, when rarely confronted w/anti-Semitism of elected members always acts swiftly and decisively to punish and remove. https://t.co/mEBgd84qkf
— RJC (@RJC) August 20, 2019
Trump is guilty of wondering openly why the majority of Jews generally show an aversion to our own values and interests. We’re not the only minority group that does this but we are the oddest example. https://t.co/w8kxZQCm6m via @BreitbartNews
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) August 21, 2019
Well he’s not wrong. It’s a fact that the Republicans are more loyal to Israel than Democrats are, yet American Jews continue to vote against their interests.
— Daniel Morchy (@danielmorchy) August 20, 2019
As a Jewess, I agree with the POTUS.
— Ziba Joon (@Camie34961157) August 20, 2019
Trump Is Right! As a Jewish Christian I See the Jewish Democrat Left as a Great Threat to Israel and to Jews Generally! They Are More Than Disloyal as Self Hating Jews! https://t.co/l50bOMIJip
— Larry Klayman (@LarryEKlayman) August 20, 2019
President @realDonaldTrump has got it right.
A major source of embarrassment to me as a Jew are Jewish Democrats.
I consider them a disgrace! https://t.co/sY1j7JICJT
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) August 20, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump is absolutely correct. These racist, anti-Semitic Leftists don’t speak for me as a Jew and never will.
— Jeremy Frankel (@FrankelJeremy) August 20, 2019
But by no means is Cooper the only non-Jewish “journalist” who’s taken to suggesting or outright declaring that the president is a raging anti-Semite. It’s become a common theme among the left-wing mainstream media this week, oddly enough.
And two, the president’s actions appear to speak far more loudly than his allegedly “offensive” – but most likely simply misinterpreted – remarks. He’s the only president in American history to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the U.S. Embassy to the historic city.
He’s similarly responsible for pulling the United States out of the dangerous nuclear pact with Iran, reinstating sanctions on the rogue regime, providing Israel with more military aid and recognizing Israeli’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
“The campaign for the 2020 presidential election has begun and Donald Trump is already the winner! There is no possibility that any of the Democratic candidates can compete with President Trump when it comes to Israel,” best-selling Jewish journalist and author Mike Evans wrote for The Jerusalem Post earlier this summer.
“Trump is one of the most-liked presidents in Israel. He has an excellent working relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and has appointed conservative David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel. Netanyahu has commended the president for having ‘changed history’ by acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He has also applauded Trump for his ‘robust defense of Israel’s right of self-defense’ and for championing Israel at the UN – something few others have been brave enough to do.”
If the president is indeed an anti-Semite, as the left claims, then he may very well be the worst anti-Semite in the history of anti-Semitism.
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