A top Trump advisor’s recent comments comparing the tragedy of the Holocaust to the current escalation of tensions between North Korea and the U.S. are unacceptable. In an August 10th radio interview with the BBC, top Trump National Security Advisor Sebastian Gorka suggested the U.S. should respond to North Korea’s verbal threats with more vigor. “And he asked this elder gentleman, [a Holocaust survivor] 'what is your one take home? What is your one lesson learnt from the horrors of the millions killed?' And he said, 'it's very simple. When a group of people repeatedly says they want to kill you, sooner or later you should take them seriously,'" Gorka told the BBC host.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's vice presidential choice, is an extreme right-wing Republican who signed an anti-abortion law that mandated funerals for fetuses. According to the Jewish Week, Pence's positions on Israel "are more in line with the GOP's religious right and evangelical base than with the overwhelming majority of American Jews."
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."