Should Jews vote for Donald Trump? I suppose one can ask the same question of Muslims, immigrants, Mexicans, African-Americans, women, Americans, Democrats or even Republicans, but last week the question came up for Jews as it never has before in any presidential election. Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman said that "any man who declines to renounce the affections of the KKK and David Duke should not be trusted to lead America. Ever."
Donald Trump still has not fulfilled his obligation to stand up to his followers’ anti-Semitism, according to a recent column in the Forward. Threats to the Jewish reporters and opposition have become a disturbing reality amongst supporters of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate on Twitter and social media. Trump’s refusal thus far to directly address the bigotry only serves to embolden those spewing the hatred, a troubling trend that must stop. Bethany Mandel writes:
Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. Yes, Donald Trump, maverick Israel views and all. The people who told us that Barack Obama would destroy the country, stab Israel in the back, and take our guns away are now telling us to chill about Donald Trump.