President Donald Trump set the internet abuzz on Tuesday after tweeting out some quotes from a superfan who compared him to Jesus Christ.
In a tweet doubling down on his widely criticized remarks about Jews and Israel, Trump questioned the loyalty of Jews who voted for Democrats, which was widely condemned as anti-Semitic, and he defended himself the following morning by tweeting out quotes from Newsmax commentator Wayne Allyn Root — who has promoted anti-Semitic and racist conspiracy theories against George Soros and President Barack Obama.
“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words,” Trump tweeted. “’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.’”
“‘They love him like he is the second coming of God,’” the quote continued. “‘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.’”
Twitter users were shocked and horrified.
….like he’s the King of Israel. 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…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019
We’re going to vote your Bat shit crazy ass out of office in #2020
— Lisa Hague (@LTheresistance) August 21, 2019
I just looked up Wayne Allyn Root.
He’s a freaking SPORTS HANDICAPPER. And Spanky, I’ve got some odds on you going to prison.
— Jamie Clorox the Oval Office (@Twinmom0) August 21, 2019
Your ego likes to make you believe you are a good, but you sir are a selfish, unempathetic, hateful, racist man. The majority of Americans do NOT support or care for you.
— Lorraine Price (@Just_Lorraine) August 21, 2019
Wayne Allyn Root may have nice words for you, Donald, but the 79% of Jewish Americans who voted Democrat in the last election who you referred to as stupid or disloyal are not feeling as generous today.
You opened your stupid mouth and said something stupid and hateful AGAIN.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) August 21, 2019
— Rudderless traveler (@dog_pdx) August 21, 2019
Wtf? This dangerous authoritarian sees himself as King and is too focused on attacking Jews instead of the other pressing issues that endanger America. Like maybe the nuclear explosion caused by Russia that is being covered up. But nope yet again Trump needs to kiss Putin’s ass
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) August 21, 2019
This is going to go over really well with your evangelical followers. This has to be the most blasphemous thing you’ve ever done. Wow! King of Israel. Doesn’t matter if someone else said it. You retweeted it and praised it.
— James Downey (@jwd1962) August 21, 2019
This craziness has gone far enough. This MUST stop now!#NOmorecrazyTrump
— gramma61 (@gramma61) August 21, 2019
If I understand you correctly, you want to buy Greenland, and you are the King of Israel. Anything else?
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) August 21, 2019
What is your response?