Trump Gets Criticized For 'Unabashed Antisemitism' As He Asks US Jews To 'Get Their Act Together'

Trump Gets Criticized For 'Unabashed Antisemitism' As He Asks US Jews To 'Get Their Act Together'

Donald Trump said he could "easily" become the Prime Minister of Israel in a post that targeted American Jews on Sunday.

What Happened: The former president came out swinging in his post at the U.S. Jewish community, which attracted criticism from multiple quarters.

“No President has done more for Israel than I have,” Trump wrote. 

The former president said he had the “highest approval rating in the World" and that he could “easily be P.M.!” in Israel. “U.S. Jews have to get their act together and appreciate what they have in Israel.”

Trump took “strategic” distance from rap star Kanye West, who has generated controversy for his antisemitic comments, reported Rolling Stone.

He told multiple people that West is acting too “crazy” and is in need of professional “help,” people familiar with the matter told Rolling Stone.

Why It Matters: Trump’s comments on Truth Social attracted criticism on social media over the weekend.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America denounced Trump’s remarks on Sunday as “unabashed antisemitism.”

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman said that Trump’s outburst is an illustration of why American Jews are “relatively liberal.”

Trump did not mention West on his Truth Social account, through his office’s statements, or at his public appearances, noted Rolling Stone.

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