“Let’s hope you learned from your mistake & make better choices moving forward!” the flier reads. “Happy New Year!”
Trump’s post amid the celebration of Rosh Hashanah drew strong rebuke, with Jewish Council for Public Affairs chief executive Amy Spitalnick calling it “antisemitic.”
Jewish people have historically voted for Democrats in far greater numbers than for Republicans, and Trump has a lengthy history of attacking Jews who don’t support him.
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In March 2019, for instance, ahead of a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump said Democrats are “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish.”
Months later, in August 2019, he said that any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” prompting an outcry from critics who said the president’s remarks were promoting antisemitic stereotypes.
In December last year, Trump once again attacked American Jews as not supporting him enough. Leaning on the antisemitic trope that U.S. Jews hold secret loyalty to Israel rather than the United States, Trump suggested that they should show more appreciation to Israel and to him, since he believed “no president” had done more for Israel than he had.
The former president has long expressed frustration that support for him among U.S. Jews hasn’t grown, particularly since as president he moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The flier Trump shared on Truth Social on Sunday listed the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and the 2019 U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed territory of the Golan Heights as proof that the former president is not an antisemite.
Michelle Terris, founder of JEXIT, said Trump posted the flier after having dinner with JEXIT board member Siggy Flicker, a former cast member of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” over the weekend.
“We believe he shared it on Truth Social because he is so proud of his record of support for the Jewish community in America and for the State of Israel,” Terris said.
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