Published On: Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019

Trump latest: POTUS shares bizarre rhetoric comparing him to Jesus | World | News


The tweet came from conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root. Mr Root is a Trump supporter and is known for spreading conspiracy theories, including one that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. As per The Sun, he said Trump was “the best president for Israel in the history of the world.” 

He claimed Israelis love Trump “like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he’s the second coming of God.”

Trump shared the words and thanked Mr Root.

The President had sparked fury from Jewish leaders after saying: “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat – it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

Jonathan Greenbelt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League tweeted: “It’s unclear who the POTUS is claiming Jews would be ‘disloyal’ to, but charges of disloyalty have long been used to attack Jews. As we’ve said before, it’s possible to engage in the democratic process without these claims. It’s long overdue to stop using Jews as a political football.”

Halie Sofie, the executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council added: “If this is about Israel, then Trump is repeating a dual loyalty claim, which is a form of anti-Semitism. If this is about Jews being ‘loyal’ to him, then Trump needs a reality check. We live in a democracy, and Jewish support for the Republican Party has been halved in the past four years.”

However, the religious imagery of Mr Root stuck in the head of Trump, it appears.

He went on to tell reporters: “I am the chosen one”.

Trump was defending his decision to launch a trade war with China and turned, look up at the sky and explained: “Somebody had to do it.”

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After meeting Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and Sergio Mattarella and Paolo Gentiloni in Rome, he met with Pope Francis in the Vatican City.

Trump is a Presbyterian and said whilst campaigning The Bible was his favourite book.

His wife Melania Trump was baptised as a Catholic and a White House official confirmed she still practices the faith.

 

This was despite Mrs Trump’s father, Viktor Knavs, being a member of the League of Communists of Slovenia, which supported Yugoslavia’s state atheism.

Thus Mrs Tump and her elder sister Ines were secretly baptised.

The couple were married at the Episcopal Church of Bethesa-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida.

As the Trumps met Francis, Ms Trump had a rosary blessed by the Pope.

Trump is currently seeking he Republican nomination to seek re-election for a second term as President.

In a recent poll, 63 percent of respondents said he was “somewhat likely” to achieve victory, a figure which has steadily increased since February.



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