Trump Terrible 10: Jewish Edition
No one loves Israel and The Jews more than Trump. Or The Blacks, or The Mexicans, believe me. Yet, somehow, no one riles up anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or fails to disavow anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or spreads more lies and bigotry than Trump, because, even after the horrific Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and the Florida MAGA bomber, it seems Trump can’t bear to turn his back on the very fine racist people who are his core supporters.
Nearly as disgraceful as Trump in this regard are the numerous powerful Republicans, including Republican Jews, who enable and empower him and his garbage. This week, we count down some of those Jews. (Zinke, we’ll get back to you next week.)
Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful people in Trump world.
Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional values, know-nothing ignorance, serious bigotry and misogyny, and an endless capacity for lying, can really, really corrupt democracy.
Permanent spoiler alert: We can’t imagine anyone other than Donald Trump ever occupying the top spot in the rankings. But we won’t get tired of him winning. Believe me.
10. Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive, The Blackstone Group. Last week’s ranking: —
Schwarzman regularly gives Trump telephone advice and provides tons of campaign cash to Trump’s racist, misogynist cause — and notably stood behind Trump in the wake of Charlottesville — I suppose with the hope that Trump won’t wage too bad a trade and currency war against Schwarzman’s business partners in China.
9. Larry Kudlow, Director, National Economic Council. Last week’s ranking: —
Trump’s Central Casting / stereotypes approach to staff selection has meant generals for national defense, a black for urban, a woman for education, a third world person for the UN, and, of course, Jews for money. Trump’s original Jewish White House economic advisor, Gary Cohn, supposedly thought about resigning over Trump’s reprehensible comments about Charlottesville, but instead waited to quit over the moral issue of tariffs. Trump replaced Cohn with Unimpressive Older Man at Connecticut Cocktail Party Kudlow, who tolerates the tariffs and the nationalism so he can have a cool DC job.
7. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, and 8. Loren Jacobs, rabbi, Congregation Shema Yisrael. Last week’s rankings: —
Neither of them Jews, but that didn’t stop pious Pence from presenting Messianic rabbi Jacobs at a Michigan political rally, ostensibly to honor the Pittsburgh dead but mostly to bless the GOP ticket.
6. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury. Last week’s ranking: —
Foreclosure king / Hollywood guy Mnuchin and minor starlet wife Louise Linton obviously got some coaching to tone down their entitlement optics after the military jets/eclipse/Instagram beefing debacles. But standing by the White SuPresident for so long is a worse disgrace.
5. Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands. Last week’s ranking: —
With tens of millions donated to Trump and the GOP, Adelson has purchased one Jerusalem embassy and a Middle East “peace” team that is blatantly pro-Likud and anti-Palestinian. He’s also gotten lower taxes and Trump help pushing Japan on a casino license. Does he really not care that the leader of the movement he funds hedges on condemning Charlottesville marchers who shout “Jews will not replace us”?
4. Stephen Miller, Senior Advisor for Policy. Last week’s ranking: —
His family was welcomed in America, and achieved citizenship, after fleeing persecution and poverty overseas, yet dead-eyed Miller is central propagandist for Trump’s Demonization of the Other campaign and hard-line anti-immigration, anti-asylum policies.
2. Ivanka Trump, Assistant to the President, and 3. Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President. Last week’s rankings: 7 and —
Their qualifications for senior White House jobs were limited to family ties and maintenance of their families’ dishonest business practices. Now they provide a Kosher certification for our angry Nationalist president.
1. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States. Last week’s ranking: seriously?
With the midterms imminent, Grandfather of Jews Trump is laser-focused on his core message: Hi Racists, Anti-Semites, and Misogynists, Be scared, get angry, blame others. Blaming the “Fake News” media for racist, anti-semitic, and pro-Trump violence. Attacking Soros and Steyer. Failing to denounce White Nationalism and branding himself a Nationalist. Sending troops to the border to battle the terrifying Caravan. Announcing an end to constitutionally-mandated birthright citizenship. Calling Andrew Gillum a “stone cold thief” — yeah, someone who’s been sued for running a scam university, pitching a series of fraudulent marketing schemes, and diverting cash from his charitable foundation should know what a stone cold thief really is.
Trump is again number one — the most disgraceful person in Trump world. Trump is not merely a disgrace; he’s a total and complete disgrace.
Sending love and condolences to the brave survivors of Squirrel Hill.
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