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Postby KeithE » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:55 am

consider this absurdity.

Trump tweets quote calling him the "second coming of God" to Jews in Israel

Less than a day after President Donald Trump outraged many members of the Jewish community for his comments about their loyalty, he tweeted out the claim that Israeli Jews view him as the "second coming of God."

In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump quoted conservative radio host and known conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root, who practically declared the president the Messiah during his show Tuesday night.
Quoting Root's tweet, Mr. Trump shared the message that he is "the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world," that "the Jewish people in Israel love him like he's the King of Israel" and even that "They love him like he is the second coming of God."

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Trump is clearly delusional, ready to accept any praise from any quarter regardless of content.
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Re: It has been quiet here,

Postby Haruo » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:08 pm

KeithE wrote:consider this absurdity.

Trump tweets quote calling him the "second coming of God" to Jews in Israel

Less than a day after President Donald Trump outraged many members of the Jewish community for his comments about their loyalty, he tweeted out the claim that Israeli Jews view him as the "second coming of God."

In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump quoted conservative radio host and known conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root, who practically declared the president the Messiah during his show Tuesday night.
Quoting Root's tweet, Mr. Trump shared the message that he is "the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world," that "the Jewish people in Israel love him like he's the King of Israel" and even that "They love him like he is the second coming of God."

Read more in link.

Trump is clearly delusional, ready to accept any praise from any quarter regardless of content.

I think Snopes correctly dampened down this fire. Root didn't actually phrase the thing as a statement of fact, nor as a statement of theopolitical belief on the part of the Israelis. On the other hand, Trump did thank him for the "nice words" and quoted him verbatim in a pair of tweets. Root may believe Trump is the Messiah. Trump may agree. But this particular tweet series, and the Root segment it derives from, fall short of demonstrating that. And Occupy Democrats did overstate the Biblical basis for viewing such a claim as "the Antichrist"'s ID. MOSTLY FALSE
BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, IT'S BEEN QUIET HERE. (ALL CAPS TO SIMULATE DECIBELS.)
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Re: It has been quiet here,

Postby Sandy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:14 pm

Root is a nut job. Nothing he says can be taken seriously. I'm not surprised that Trump's ego pushed him to retweet, though I think his interest is more in trying to convince American Jews to vote his way, since upwards of 80% of them tend to vote Democratic. I'm not sure how "popular" he is in Israel, probably not any higher than the percentage of Jews who admire Netanyahu, head of a coalition government. Probably 40% at the most, though, does it matter at all? If he's impressed by Jewish admirers in Israel then he needs to give more credit to his detractors in Europe, who seem to make up most of the population and then some.
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Re: It has been quiet here,

Postby Haruo » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:30 pm

There are more Jews in Israel than Danes in Denmark, so his verbal behavior makes all the cents in the world.
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