Happy Rosh Hashanah, hope you learn from your “mistakes.”
That’s the message posted by former President Donald Trump to “liberal Jews” for the High Holy Days, accusing them of seeking to “destroy America & Israel” by voting against him.
Trump, who insists he is not anti-Semitic and often points to his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka and grandchildren, posted a meme that rehashed tropes about Jews and dual loyalty.
“Just a quick reminder for liberal Jews who voted to destroy America & Israel because you believed false narratives!” read the message that Trump posted on his social media site.
“Let’s hope you learned from your mistake & make better choices moving forward! Happy New Year!” the message added
Trump, who is running for re-election, posted the message late Sunday night, just two days after the start of the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah and in the midst of the holiest time in the Jewish calendar.
The meme also accused Jews of blindly following liberal values and hating on Trump.
“Wake Up Sheep. What (Nazi)/ Anti Semite ever did this for the Jewish people or Israel?” the message said, listing a string of pro-Israel actions taken by Trump.
It’s unclear if the message is a reposting of a prior years-old missive given the hashtag “#Trump2020” toward the bottom of it.
Trump has regularly criticized Jews for supposedly not showing fealty to him, especially after he moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and forged even closer ties with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu is planning to meet with President Biden and billionaire Elon Musk during a visit to New York for the UN General Assembly this week.
Jewish advocates say criticizing Jews for showing insufficient loyalty to their own country or other cause is a common anti-Semitic trope that dates back centuries.
The jibes sometime take the form of Jews being blamed for favoring Israel over the U.S. or, alternately, for being not being supportive enough of Israel or its current government.
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