Completing his circle of hatred joining with the Ku Klux Klan–complementing his attacks on black and Spanish-speaking Americans, Muslims, women and the disabled–the Chump has recently gone after Jews, in a message sent from his account on a popular social medium. Reuters reporter Emily Flitter wrote a story released Saturday, July 2, describing a scurrilous Presidential campaign message–soon published by the Washington Post, the San Diego Jewish World, the Tri-County Sun Times of Houston, the London Daily Mail, the Jerusalem Post, the Indian Express and other news media worldwide.
The slur on Hillary Clinton featured a Star of David outline, emblazoned with “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” and hovering over a scattering of United States currency. To anyone familiar with centuries of pogroms and anti-Semitic poison, an implied linkage was stark: Clinton, Jews, money and corruption.
According to Ms. Flitter, the recent attack on Hillary Clinton was a “reminder of the unrestrained side of Trump…the candidate has mocked a disabled newspaper reporter, referred to undocumented immigrants from Mexico as ‘rapists’ and recently pointed to a black man in the crowd at one of his rallies and called him ‘my African-American.’” After a brief intermezzo, turning to teleprompters and scripted speeches, Chump No. 2 appears back in force: racist, narcissist and grossly anti-Semitic.
– Craig Bolon, Brookline, MA, July 3, 2016
Postscript: The Chump saying he meant it, neo-Nazis going on a rampage and spokespersons for Jewish organizations rejecting the Chump. Around two weeks before his party’s national convention, he still had no campaign. Like sexual aggression, his narcissism is usually an incurable sickness. July 8, 2016
Emily Flitter, Reuters, Trump tweet that blasts Clinton as corrupt includes the Star of David, Washington Post, July 2, 2016
Richard North Patterson, Too sick to lead: the lethal personality disorder of Donald Trump, Huffington Post, June 3, 2016
Jewish Virtual Library, Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a nineteenth-century anti-Semitic libel
Jill Colvin, Associated Press, Trump’s star tweet appeared on a white supremacist site, Washington Post, July 3, 2016
Jenna Johnson, Trump says campaign shouldn’t have deleted image circulated by white supremacists, Washington Post, July 6, 2016
Jose A. DelReal and Julie Zauzmer, Trump’s vigorous defense of anti-Semitic image a ‘turning point’ for many Jews, Washington Post, July 8, 2016
Craig Bolon, Chump No. 3, plain vanilla creep, Brookline Beacon, June 16, 2016