Trump shared quotes of Wayne Allyn Root’s praise, tweeting Wednesday morning: “President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world … and the Jewish people in Israel love him (…) like he’s the King of Israel.”
Some argue that President was dabbling in the anti-Semitic trope of “dual loyalty,” which questions the loyalty of Jewish citizens. The comment was part of the President’s response to two Democratic congresswomen being barred for entering Israel over their support for a boycott against the country.
“No conservative I’ve ever met commits violence,” he added.
Trump reaffirmed his comments after he was asked about the criticism on Wednesday afternoon. He said Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats are “being very disloyal to Jewish people and … being very disloyal to Israel and only weak people would say anything other than that.”