US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference.
(photo credit: SAUL LOEB / AFP)
ONLY ONE in four American Jews voted for Donald Trump in the US presidential election, according to exit polls, so his unexpected victory came as a huge shock and crushing blow to the vast majority.Now, individually and as a community, we have to figure out how to relate to an administration headed by a man who behaved like a playground bully on the campaign trail, whipping up hatred of minorities, deploying crude racism, misogyny and images suggestive of anti-Semitism as vote-winning tactics. Trump has already appointed Steve Bannon, an evangelist of the white nationalist “alt-right” movement, as his senior strategist, which strongly suggests that more of the same – and perhaps much worse – is to come once he takes office.
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