In what could be considered a glaring case of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), Former New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie shockingly blamed former President Donald Trump for the rising antisemitism in America.
Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, had previously told The New York Times that Trump was to blame for the increase in antisemitism and Islamophobia over the last two months. Christie reiterated those comments during a recent appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that Trump’s show of “intolerance to people gave others permission to show their intolerance.
Yes, Donald Trump who is the only President EVER to have a Jewish daughter is the reason for historic antisemitism in the country. OK CHRIS CHRISTIE. What a joke. pic.twitter.com/VYTSJBrmB0
— Mike Crispi (@MikeCrispiNJ) November 26, 2023
Well, look, when you show intolerance towards everyone, which is what he does, you give permission as a leader for others to have their intolerance come out,” Christie said. “And so intolerance towards anyone encourages intolerance towards everyone. And that’s exactly what’s going on here. And that’s been going on for quite some time, not just with Donald Trump, but with university professors on some of our most elite campuses in this country, with university administrators and presidents who have been unwilling to stand up against antisemitism on their campuses most particularly. These are folks who are ignorant. And when they talk about intifada, my guess is, two-thirds of them don’t even know what intifada is. And if they did, they’d be ashamed of themselves for calling for the elimination of the Jewish people around the world, which is what intifada is. And so, in the end, look, I think that there have been a lot of people who contributed to it, and I believe Donald Trump’s intolerant language and his intolerant conduct gives others permission to act the same.”
The Abraham Accords would have NEVER been possible without President Trump.
It only took Joe Biden 3 years to screw everything up.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) November 25, 2023
Despite his strange accusation against the former president, Christie did not give any instance where Trump’s intolerance had led to antisemitism. In fact, the Trump administration provided more support to Israel than most past administrations. The former president also helped recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Israeli journalist Barak Ravid called the Abraham Accords the most important breakthrough in the Middle East peace process in 25 years, and says it would not have happened without Trump.
You'd think people would be interested in such a major success, but it's been memory holed. pic.twitter.com/pKyjWomB5D
— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) November 27, 2023
The Trump administration also began the Abraham Accoords, a policy that sought to normalize relations between Israel and the Arab world.