Former US President Donald Trump has marked Rosh Hashanah by alleging that American Jews who supported Joe Biden in the last presidential election were "voting to destroy America and
In a message on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump shared a flyer from JEXIT (Jews Exiting the Democrat Party), an anti-Democrat lobbying group formed in 2018.
The flyer's title reads: "Just a quick reminder for liberal Jews who voted to destroy America and Israel because you believed in false narratives!"
It continues: "Let's hope you learned from your mistake and make better choices moving forward! Happy New Year!
"Wake Up Sheep. What Nazi/Antisemite ever did this for the Jewish people or Israel?"
The flyer lists Trump's Israel-related accomplishments during his tenure at the White House between 2017 and 2021. These include relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Other actions include signing the "Never Again" Education Bill and signing an executive order for Judaism to be recognized as a nationality under the protections of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
JEXIT aims "to help educate and encourage Jews to understand that the Democrat party has abandoned them and Israel." The organization believes that much of the core of today's Democratic Party is anti-Israel, antisemitic, and anti-American.
This follows Trump sharing a post from far-right pundit and conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root, who claimed that Trump "did more for the state of Israel and the Jewish people than anyone in history."
Trump's response criticized Jewish leaders for not showing loyalty and support for Israel during his presidency.
A poll from 2020 showed that 77% of Jewish voters chose Biden over Trump, and a Jewish Electoral Institute survey from June of the current year found that 72% of Jewish voters favor Biden for the 2024 race compared to 22% supporting Trump.
However, in a recent CBS News poll, Trump leads Biden nationally by one percentage point (50-49). Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, Wikimedia commons.