Please consider this hypothetical situation. When I was in the hospital Tuesday for my Cat Scan, I could have insisted that I am the King of Israel and that I am God’s Chosen One. I didn’t. How do you know? If I had, they would have thrown a net over over me and tossed me behind a locked door. Well, that’s exactly what Resident Donald Trump, Fuhrer of the Republican Reich did, while demeaning Jews by repeating anti-Semitic claims from racist and conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root.
President Trump on Wednesday tweeted a fawning quote from a non-Jewish conservative radio host who described Trump as the “King of Israel” and who said, without evidence, that Israeli Jews “love him like he is the second coming of God.”
Trump’s tweets cited Wayne Allyn Root, who described himself in a 2016 Townhall column as a “Jew turned evangelical Christian” and has promoted several conspiracy theories in the past, including that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and that he is gay.
“The Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel,” Trump quoted Root as saying. “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.”…
…Trump’s tweets made “King of Israel” the leading trending topic of the day on Twitter, generating many baffled and outraged responses. Later Wednesday, Trump said “I am the chosen one” to fix the U.S. trade imbalance with China, as he looked to the sky. [emphasis added]
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MSNBC shared a couple videos on this. The first focuses on Trumps bigotry, and the second, on his lack of sanity.
On the subject of gun control, Trump keeps claiming that the problem is taking guns from mentally ill people. While universal background checks will help a lot more, I do agree that mentally ill people, who act it out as hatred or violence, should not have access to firearms. Assuming that is true, how much more true is it that such people should not have access to nuclear footballs?