I’m one of those Jewish Trump voters who is regularly so appalled by what I read in NJJN that it usually goes into the recycling bin unread.
Gil Troy’s “Trump and the Jews: the grand chasm” (Dec. 26) was a case in nausea inducement that merits a response. Troy wrote, “Trump is an obscene, obnoxious, bigoted, bullying xenophobe whose defining stances and violent tone are guided missiles aimed at American Jewry’s deepest fears. Trump resents the liberal, minority-friendly, stable America that American Jews believe was the secret to their success here” as if his opinions were fact and he could read the president’s mind.
Troy goes on to further discredit himself by bringing up Charlottesville, Va., and taking the president’s words out of context. Trump’s comment “good people on both sides” was referring to both sides of the debate on removing Confederate statutes. The president followed with a clear and unmistakable “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — because they should be condemned totally.”
Sadly, Troy’s nonsense is representative of what is too often seen in NJJN.