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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Donald Trump has promoted a claim that Jewish people in Israel love him like he is the "king" of the country and "the second coming of God". "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," tweeted Mr Trump, quoting Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative radio host known for promoting conspiracy theories. "They love him like he is the second coming of God...But American Jews don't know him or like him. They don't even know what they're doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense!" "But that's OK, if he keeps doing what he's doing, he's good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he's good for everyone in America who wants a job."

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They crucified the last guy who claimed that.

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2019-08-21 09:28 AM | Reply

"They crucified the last guy who claimed that.

#1 | POSTED BY QCP "

Who would that be? If you are talking about Jesus, he never claimed to be King of the Jews. It was a name given to him by his followers.

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-21 10:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah,' and will deceive many.

Matthew 24:5

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-21 10:55 AM | Reply

When does grandiosity become megalomania? When you start seeing yourself as Donald Christ, King of the Jews.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-21 10:56 AM | Reply

Republicans: "Liberals think Obama is the messiah" (even though no liberal ever said that)

Also Republicans: "Trump is like the King of the Jews! Like the second coming of God!"

#5 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-08-21 02:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump: King of the Jews!!

We've all been told what happened to the last one they called "King Of The Jews." It was written in three languages on a sign at the top of the cross.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-21 04:26 PM | Reply

If they love him so much in Israel, they can have him.

Good riddance.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-21 04:29 PM | Reply

"We've all been told what happened to the last one they called "King Of The Jews." It was written in three languages on a sign at the top of the cross.

#6 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY"

I'm pretty sure the Secret Service would thwart any attempt to crucify the president

#8 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-21 04:30 PM | Reply

There are about 50 cases of Jerusalem Syndrome diagnosed each year in Israel. It's gotten so common that I fear the real second coming might get thrown in Arkham Bat Yam and we'll miss the whole thing!

#9 | Posted by BluSky at 2019-08-21 10:07 PM | Reply

"I am the Chosen One." (actual quote) - Donald J. Trump, today.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2019-08-21 10:11 PM | Reply

"I am the Chosen One." (actual quote) - Donald J. Trump, today.

#10 | POSTED BY YAV

I can't stand Trump. In context....

I'll quote myself:

I've tortured myself and have watched this clip (the 1+ minute version linked above) 3 times now (Trump is SO painful to listen to). I can translate his supposedly horrific "Chosen one" comment...

First, a few facts:

*China has been stealing both intellectual property and technology from our county, with impunity, for well over a decade.

*China has been deliberately devaluing its currency in the global market, for economic advantage (cheating) for well over a decade.

*Everybody knows it and none of our leaders have done anything about it other than grouse about it.

*Trump has been harping on this for years - long predating his presidential run.

OK, now that we've established some basic facts, I'll translate his supposedly offensive comment that has loosened so many bowels...

He gave a quick rundown of all of China's cheating and clumsily pointed out that previous presidents didn't do squat about it. It was on that point that he somewhat sarcastically proclaimed he is "the chosen one".

In context, what that means is that according to him he's the only one with the stones to recognize the problem, articulate it clearly and take actions to deal with it.

Now, I think tariffs suck and I can certainly understand criticizing how he's attempting to deal with this. Fair enough.

But in the broad scheme of things, his flippant comment makes sense given how he was framing this situation.

POSTED BY JEFFJ


C'mon, Yav. He's said so many blatantly stupid and offensive things (arguing that a Mexican judge can't objectively adjudicate a case regarding his policy at the time....) that you don't need to distort and make a big deal out of this.

Focus on the ---- that's real. He's given plenty of ammunition.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-21 10:26 PM | Reply

Jeff,

Did you go to the link I posted for you, Kanrei's thread.

He's jewish and he explains why Trump's comment bothers him so much.

Perhaps you should read that and expand your worldview a little.

Just because you don't understand the impact of his words doesn't mean it's lost on others.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-21 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Clown,

I didn't see the link. I'll scroll up and look for it and then comment (I miss Kanrei, BTW, and respect his opinions)...

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-21 10:32 PM | Reply

All this at a time when he's blowing things up with our relationship with Israel?
No one calls themselves "The Chosen One," Jeff. Especially in the context of what's going on.

Context?
www.forbes.com
www.cnbc.com
and on and on.

Do you know who/what the Chosen One even means? That's a VERY loaded phrase, and very specific.

You, of all people, with all your claiming Obama was our Messiah, constantly harping on it, don't get to pull the "context" card now.

No. You lost that right.

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2019-08-21 10:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It was on a different thread.

Here's the link: drudge.com

Just read what he wrote.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-21 10:34 PM | Reply

He was just being Trump. It sounded almost sarcastic.

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-21 10:41 PM | Reply

All this at a time when he's blowing things up with our relationship with Israel?

Is that what's happening? He's been a FAR better ally toward Israel, if that is what you are concerned about.

Do you know who/what the Chosen One even means?

Yes.

That's a VERY loaded phrase, and very specific.

Yes, it is. And in the most modern and well-known sense it means 'Anikan Skywalker' aka 'Darth Vader'.

You, of all people, with all your claiming Obama was our Messiah, constantly harping on it, don't get to pull the "context" card now.

That's because it's how Obama was portrayed. And it wasn't just by pajama warriors tweeting from mom's basement, but by an alarming number of people who were publicly prominent at the time.

No. You lost that right.

#14 | POSTED BY YAV

I didn't lose anything. Give me a second and let me read the transcript in context and I'll let you know if this one bothers me. It's hard to keep track of all of the stupid things Trump says...If I jumped the gun in response to your comment I will offer a mea culpa.....

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-21 10:42 PM | Reply

Oh FFS. The Independent didn't link any actual video or any transcripts that I saw. Just a few cherry-picked quotes and a ton of commentary.

In the summary we have a couple of tweets, but a lot of elipses. You know, "........"

Trump says a lot of stupid/offensive/blatantly-false things. All I'm asking is for full context on this and the embedded link doesn't seem to provide it.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-21 10:47 PM | Reply

The videos are there.
I watched the entire Q&A as it happened.
Read Kanrei's post.

#19 | Posted by YAV at 2019-08-21 10:50 PM | Reply

"C'mon, Yav. He's said so many blatantly stupid and offensive things (arguing that a Mexican judge can't objectively adjudicate a case regarding his policy at the time....) that you don't need to distort and make a big deal out of this."

Distort?

"Trump says a lot of stupid/offensive/blatantly-false things."

So true.

"All I'm asking is for full context on this and the embedded link doesn't seem to provide it."

Ask yourself why can't you just accept it as yet another stupid/offensive/blatantly-false thing.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-22 01:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He has blasphemed...

OCU

#21 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-22 11:30 AM | Reply

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