Former President Donald Trump attacked Jews within the U.S. on his Fact Social platform Sunday, writing that they should “get their act collectively” and “admire” Israel “earlier than it’s too late.”
“No President has achieved extra for Israel than I’ve. Considerably surprisingly, nevertheless, our fantastic Evangelicals are way more appreciative of this than the folks of the Jewish religion, particularly these residing within the U.S.,” Trump wrote.
“These residing in Israel, although, are a special story — Highest approval score within the World, might simply be P.M.!” he continued.
It’s unclear what prompted the submit. Trump has issued related remarks up to now about U.S. Jews, a majority of whom usually vote Democratic.
In an interview final yr, Trump mentioned’ “The Jewish folks in the USA both don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel,” including: “There’s folks on this nation which might be Jewish not love Israel.
“I’ll let you know, the evangelical Christians love Israel greater than the Jews on this nation,” mentioned Trump, who received robust assist from white evangelical voters in 2016 and 2020, in response to the Pew Analysis Middle.
Trump additionally advised Ami Journal, an Orthodox Jewish information publication, final yr that “Jewish individuals who stay in the USA don’t love Israel sufficient” and that he believes it’s “unusual” that he doesn’t have stronger Jewish assist.
Trump drew criticism as president for referring to Israel as “your nation” in addressing American Jews at a Hanukkah occasion on the White Home in 2018.