But goy, where’s our war with Iran?
“(JTA) — The chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition said its members are “thrilled” about the performance of President Donald Trump, especially with his approach to the Middle East.
“I think they’re feeling thrilled,” said former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman in an interview with McClatchy at the weekend’s annual RJC leadership conference in Las Vegas. “If you look at the change of what has happened with Israel, in terms of moving the capital to Jerusalem, the tough approach to Iran, holding the U.N. finally accountable … I think there’s a great deal of enthusiasm in the center-right, pro-Israel community about President Trump.”
The McClatchy reporter noted that in March 2016, Coleman wrote an op-ed titled “I will never vote for Donald Trump” in which he called the then-presidential candidate “A bigot. A misogynist. A fraud. A bully.”
Reminded about the op-ed, Coleman replied, “There are things I agree with the president on, things I disagree with. When it comes to Middle East policy, when it comes to what he’s doing in Iran, absolutely I’m thrilled he’s doing it, I’m thrilled he’s here.”…”
The fact that Donald Trump self-financed his campaign and professed to be a populist who unlike his Republican rivals was independent of these people was one of the major reasons that I supported him. It seemed to give him credibility because he spoke bluntly about so many issues.
In hindsight, it was too good to be true. Trump was merely lending his campaign the money so that he could run as a populist. After winning the Republican nomination and the White House, he cut in the big donors. The ultimate result is that we got Trump as president and the donors got their policies. We haven’t gotten Steve Bannon’s MAGA agenda to offset Trump’s Zionism.