Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., addresses The Road to the Green New Deal Tour final event at Howard University in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Streiff wrote Sunday about how the media/Democrats tried to pin the “anti-Semitic” label on President Trump after video clips of a speech he gave Saturday to the Israeli American Council (IAC) summit were circulated on social media.
To recap: One clip in particular shared by Vox.com
propagandist “journalist” Aaron Rupar showed Trump joking to the crowd about how the realtors in the audience were “not nice people” and were “brutal killers” who would vote for him anyway:
“A lot of you are in the real estate business because I know you very well. You’re brutal killers, not nice people at all. But you have to vote for me, you have no choice,” he said.
Trump argued the Israeli-American crowd would not be able to vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat running for president, because of her proposed wealth tax plan.
“You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax. …Yeah, let’s take 100% of your wealth away. No, no. Even if you don’t like me, some of you don’t. Some of you, I don’t like at all actually. And you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’d be out of business in about 15 minutes if they get it,” Trump said.
Rupar’s clip below shows the audience laughing at Trump’s remarks, which were clearly in jest:
Trump, speaking to the Israeli American Council: "You're not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me. You have no choice. You're not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that. You're not going to vote for the wealth tax!" pic.twitter.com/IXoaVUw6MU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 8, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has never come across an cheap shot against Trump that she didn’t like, belatedly took to the Twitter machine two days later to accuse him of “atrocious anti-Semitism”:
This is outright and atrocious antisemitism coming from the President, and it is dangerous. https://t.co/E21xMrqSsP
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 9, 2019
Twitter users took her to the woodshed:
Says the lady who is best friends with Omar and Talib!! pic.twitter.com/nnaDfRpFKs
— Aaron Brodock (@AaronBrodock) December 9, 2019
Are you actually insane @AOC or just completely and deliberately hateful and misleading at every opportunity? He was talking about people in the real estate business in good humor. Stop LYING and being divisive!
— Fog City Midge 🇺🇸 (@FogCityMidge) December 9, 2019
This is OBVIOUSLY humor, and the audience is laughing.
So… YOU are basically Dwight from the Office, is what you're saying. 😉😂🙄 pic.twitter.com/8F3qZPw2XJ
— Not Rian's Luke 🌐 (@_LukeCSkywalker) December 9, 2019
He directed the comment to people in the Real estate business. The audience reaction was overwhelmingly positive with laughter and applause. His daughter is Jewish, he’s not antisemetic . If you’d like to hear what antisemitism sounds like talk to Ilhan Omar.
— Hmm There (@Hmmmthere) December 9, 2019
That’s why I love @POTUS because he is real. Real estate business is cut throat.
— Brenda Gonzalez✝️ (@BrendaG67213708) December 10, 2019
Did you even listen to the speech? 😂 this is why people think you don't know what you're talking about.
— Eli Weiss (@enwweiss) December 9, 2019
I’m not sure what’s worse: That AOC constantly makes lame and bogus excuses for her anti-Semitic Squad buddies Omar and Tlaib or that she often falsely accuses others of anti-Semitism (which makes it worse for people who do credibly accuse others of it).
Neither option is a good look for her. At all.
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