Louis Farrakhan cheers Trump for telling Jews ‘I don’t want your money’
Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader, just publicly praised Donald Trump for refusing donations from Jews.
A few months back, Trump told audience members over and over at a Republican Jewish Coalition meeting that he doesn't want their money. Well, Farrakhan is totally in support of these remarks.
Farrakhan praised Trump as a part of a sermon at a Nation of Islam mosque in Chicago:
"(Trump) is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community, and said 'I don’t want your money.' Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me. And they cannot afford to give up control of the president of the United States."
Who is this guy? Farrakhan is well known for his anti-Semitism, so it's not that surprising that he agreed with Trump's remarks. Because among other things he has referred to Judaism as the "synagogue of Satan." So there's that.
But, while Farrakhan praised Trump's comments, he made sure to make it clear that he wasn't fully endorsing him:
"Not that I’m for Mr. Trump, but I like what I’m looking at."
This campaign is all kinds of weird: Rep. Israel Demands that Trump Condemn Farrakhan’s Anti-Semitic Comments pic.twitter.com/qY5tRnTMjr
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) March 1, 2016
Black Muslim Louis Farrakhan and KKK Grand Wizard David Duke both love Trump. Nothing unites people like hating Jews.
— Gladstone (@WGladstone) March 1, 2016
Trump has gotten support from David Duke, Louis Farrakhan, Sarah Palin, and Kid Rock. He actually could make his own Legion of Doom.
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) March 1, 2016
Still, it might strike you as a bit weird for a prominent black Muslim leader to voice support for Donald Trump, who is not exactly supportive of his own communities.
And by the way, some Jewish people say some Trump supporters have vilified and attacked them online.
Someone just said to me that my not liking Trump must mean I'm Jewish. And that, kids, is Trump's base.
— Laura Walker (@LauraWalkerKC) February 21, 2016
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