Trump is not an anti-Semite, and in fact he has become a proponent of the Jewish state.
But he is an anti–Semite who has promoted anti-Semitism for decades, and he has made anti–Semitic and anti–Zionist statements over the years.
And for his part, Trump has defended his anti–Semitism.
In February, Trump was asked about the question posed in a 2005 interview with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the influential American Jewish group: “Is it okay for a president to say, ‘I’m going to put pressure on a country, and the country is going to be forced to do something about this?'”
Trump replied, “No, I’m not.
No, I won’t.”
He continued: “I’m not a person who wants war with Iran.
I’m a person, by the way, that’s a person that doesn’t want war.
“So that’s another thing that’s different about Donald Trump. “
That’s not the way I look at it. “
So that’s another thing that’s different about Donald Trump.
That’s not the way I look at it.
But I think the president does have a certain worldview that I’m going, ‘Well, what are we going to say?
How are we not going to attack this?’
And the answer is: We are not going.”