Is Trump good for the Jews? (2020)
AuthorsMorris, Paulshow all
The President of the United States features strongly in the Jewish imaginary.8 American presidents appear in poems, plays and novels, and Jews scrutinise their every word and gesture for hidden prejudice or implicit stereotyping, that is, for the potential positive or negative impact on Jews. This interrogation, of course, is not limited to presidents but extends to all sentient life and situations. Jews feature strongly in the imaginary of the forty-fifth US President, Donald Trump, as evidenced by his frequent references, pro-active courting of Jewish lobbies and groups, and his attempts to politicise antisemitism along party lines. Jewish copy is equally obsessed by Trump, spurred on by the ways in which Jews feature as one of his most recurrent obsessions.