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:
It's hard not to be cynical about politics watching Donald Trump every day and wondering how so many people could fall for his act, but with so many conspiracy theories promoted by people who should know better, we shouldn't be surprised.