Sunday, December 6, 2015

Donald Trump's Goofs at Republican Jewish Coalition Meeting

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                      

CNN announced this morning that Donald Trump is the front runner for the Republican Party.  Several pundits talked about him in their shows, something that is quite common.

The Prophet, Samuel had the duty of selecting the next King of Israel, and chose David while he was a child. David was an excellent shepherd and worked hard to keep all the sheep alive.   I'm no prophet, but was right when I said that Obama would not be a wise choice for us as President of the USA.  I wrote my reasons for this in 2008 and again in 2012 and felt he would be very bad for Israel.  What I did in that election was view all the candidates and write about each one.  Today I continue to see that I was right on.
I'll start today with Donald Trump even though we have to wait a whole year before anyone can be elected and a lot can change in a whole year.  This is the eve of Chanukah which starts tonight, and one can look at this declaration for Obama as his Chanukah gift, if he were Jewish, which he is not.  To be declared the front runner, though, a whole year in advance, must be an ego-builder.
July 30, 2013 Negotiators here are John Kerry-USA , Tzipi Livni of Israel, Erekat of Palestinians.
Obama had earlier comments about "hard choices" that lay ahead.  
"The talks resumed after three years as Israel approved the release of more than 100 Palestinian prisoners in order to get them going again."  Nobody else had to make such "hard choices."  
Donald spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition  in Washington on Thursday and was very offensive to the Jews in his comment in which he made a gross offensive stereotype of Jews by saying, " You're not going to support me because I don't want your money. Isn't it crazy?"

 He also said that Jewish people were "good negotiators," which again is describing a whole group with one adjective.  Not all are good negotiators, Trump.  Haaretz mentioned in the Israeli newspaper his comment that he would not accept their donations  because he is mostly funding his campaign himself, and therefore cannot be bought.  He was implying that those that donate expect something in return.

Israelis in Israel also took his statement with offense, and were not happy with him since he has declined to support Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the country, something the USA keeps on refusing to accept.
Outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, the Menorah
At this gathering, the presidential candidates went there to show their solidarity with Israel, and today's front-line candidate did not say much at all to ingratiate the Jewish Republicans.  Trump plans on meeting with Netanyahu this month for a planned visit.  I hope he will experience some enlightening.

Yes, Trump.  I wouldn't back any candidate monetarily who didn't back Israel.  That's why I didn't want to vote for Obama, but then I'm an anomaly among American Jews.  Most have to have rock solid evidence of this negating Israel's rights, and I just saw it coming with little evidences appearing.   You're giving out rock solid evidence with your words at this meeting.
Jerusalem, capital of Israel
Now for Donald's  webpage.  What is he saying in it about Israel?  What is his stand?  Perhaps it's too early to declare how he feels about this tiny state, which the evangelicals running have been already commenting about orally on TV.  There is nothing said about it, yet, but he has laid down his opinions already on IS, information on people being gathered, marijuana, gun control, and on another website, has listed such subjects as trade, the VA, taxes, 2nd amendment rights and immigration.  Nothing on Israel. Is this brazen man afraid to commit to Israel for fear of losing votes?  That shouldn't be the case where he continually puts his foot in his mouth and garnishes votes for it instead of losing them.  Or is it as I fear that he doesn't want to say because he will lose votes for not whole-heartedly backing Israel.

What have the others already written on their webpages about Israel?  Off-hand, I know that former governor Mike Huckabee is a big-time backer of Israel.  Other governors, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Jim Gilmore, John Kasich, and George Pataki must be researched.  As for senators, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum also need to be researched for another article.  Off-hand, I'd say right now that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are supporters.  Carly Fiorina is a supporter.  I think Ben Carson is also, but just made the funny by calling Hamas as Hummus-the dip all Israelis enjoy eating.  Oy!  Ben!

I hope Trump will learn a lot on his trip to Israel and his meeting with Netanyahu.   Either way, front runner or not, a little education can't hurt!



  1. Not to worry as I do not believe Mr. Trump will become president!

  2. So much is already happening that I never thought possible, one never knows. We need a person who is strong, and Trump has the size, stature and strength which is why he has such a following, but he lacks the grace we also expect in the most important leader of our USA. If we could just appoint him to be in charge of finances, and put Rubio and Cruz in charge of other affairs-have at least 3 of the contenders act as one president-we'd have something pretty special. For a long time I've felt that any one of the 16 or 17 Presidential candidates would do a great job, and I'm glad to see so many step up to the plate to take on this very difficult but rewarding position and we are blessed for it happening. A thought: Samuel saw leadership in David even as a young boy. He had all the elements needed. That's what we all would like to see in Trump-but there are those missing qualities and we see the lack of them; qualities in the others but that they lack the strength and assuredness of Trump. It's quite frustrating.