Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups who abhor everything we hold dear as Americans”.
These are the words spoken by President Donald Trump on August 14, 2017. President Trump has consistently and repeatedly condemned white supremacy, anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred.
The President unequivocally condemned such bigotry four years ago in a presidential debate when Chris Wallace questioned him on the subject. The then candidate Trump declared: “I reject the Ku Klux Klan completely. I totally reject David Duke.”
President Trump continued to condemn white supremacy, even during and after the 2020 debate with Wallace.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have failed to combat hatred in general and anti-Semitism in particular.
Just look at the support Biden received from EmgageUSA, an anti-Israeli Muslim advocacy group.
The letter of endorsement from EmgageUSA was signed by 42 signatories, including Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has a long history of anti-Semitic statements, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who is known for discussing “Jewish slave traders” in college and supporting Louis Farrakhan.
Abdullah Hammoud, another of the signatories, is a BDS supporter, with whom Biden actually organized a virtual surveillance party at the Democratic National Convention. Another signatory, Ibraheem Samirah, said that supporting Israel is worse than supporting the Ku Klux Klan.
And that is not all. Joe Biden’s Democratic Party gave a platform to several anti-Israel speakers, including Linda Sarsour, at its National Congress. Sarsour spoke earlier at a rally organized by Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semite, who calls the Jewish people “termites” and says he wants to “exterminate” our people.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris also met with Jacob Blake Sr., despite his numerous anti-Semitic contributions in the social media. Neither Biden nor Harris condemned or criticized the anti-Semitic statements.
President Trump, on the other hand, has vigorously fought anti-Semitism, and his record speaks for itself. President Trump’s executive order to combat anti-Semitism in general and on the college campus in particular has made Jewish students safer by granting them Title VI protection and ensuring that all anti-Semitism is treated as a hate crime.
In contrast, today’s Democratic Party cannot even muster the votes to condemn Ilhan Omar when it trumpeted vile anti-Semitic tropes, such as the disgusting claim that “Israel has hypnotized the world” or that Jews control politics through their money.
Moreover, President Trump is the greatest friend Israel has ever had in the White House. President Trump fulfilled America’s promise to move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision with which Biden disagreed.
On the other hand, Joe Biden was one of the architects of the dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, through which billions of dollars were channelled to the terrorist-supporting regime in Iran. President Trump wisely tore up the horrible deal in foresight.
President Trump also recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, defended the Palestinian Authority and signed the historic Abraham Accords as a significant step towards peace in the Middle East.
Ultimately, this election represents a fork in the road for the Jewish community. We can support President Trump, who will continue to fight for Israel and against anti-Semitism. Alternatively, Jewish Americans can support Joe Biden, who has a history of anti-Israeli policies and consistently fails to proclaim and fight anti-Semitism.
The Trump government treats Israel as a true ally and proclaims anti-Semitism for what it is: bigotry and a hate crime that must be defeated.
I urge you to vote for four more years of President Trump.
Boris Epshteyn is a strategic advisor to Trump 2020 and co-chair of Jewish Voices for Trump. Previously, Boris Epshteyn served as Special Assistant to President Trump.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author….