Rabbi Boteach finally starts to see Trump for who he is
The popular, Chabad-bred, name-dropping, US rabbi, author, and TV show presenter had run for election as a Republican (and lost) and since then was a Trump apologist if not groupie. It was embarrassing to see a US Orthodox rabbi abandoning the interests of the people and supporting Big Money, but what did he understand? He’s a rabbi, trained in honesty and wisdom, two qualities that completely obscure what is going on in politics.
But now, he finally got disgusted that an elected Trump lunatic is an outspoken Antisemite. He wonders how Jews are not upset about it but between the lines, he wonders why Trump doesn’t dump her. He also supports a genocide denier. How can that be? After all, Trump’s favorite daughter became an Orthodox Jew. He doesn’t know it’s the oldest trick in the book. I’m not saying her conversion is not pure; rather, her father uses it to hide his anti-Jewish and other racist sentiments in plain sight.
In the Netherlands, Jews classically paraphrase Antisemites like this: “Oh, I have nothing against Jews. I have Jews among my best friends. Once, I even played tennis with one.”
The Netherlands’ most accomplished Antisemitic politician always stresses that also Jews agree with him. Our only parliamentarian supporting Putin has a party full of fascistoids and recently married a Jewess (in a church).
There is also an Orthodox-Jewish, Trump-adoring US talk show host who shamelessly called Biden “The REAL Semi-Fascist.” This boor doesn’t even know that Biden is the best friend Jews ever had in the White House. Not as a stunt but for real. Look how he soon will back Israel’s pending attack on Iran and even participate in it. The man who became interested in the presidency when demonstrators, called very good people by Trump, scanted: Jews will not replace us. And such a man he calls a fascist?
Let’s hope rabbi B. will manage to continue his detox program and will never again fall back on dictators-adoring, Proud-Boys-endorsing creeps.