Former President Donald Trump on Sunday lamented that Jewish Americans are insufficiently supportive of him, calling on the group to “get their act together,” the latest in a series of disparaging comments by Trump about Jewish Americans that have received backlash and drawn allegations of antisemitism in the past.
In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, Trump claimed he has “done more for Israel” than any other U.S. president, yet Jewish Americans are “somewhat surprisingly” less appreciative of his actions than evangelical Christians living in the U.S.
He also said he enjoys the “highest approval rating in the world” among Jewish people in Israel and argued he could “easily be [prime minister]” (a June Pew Research poll found Israel was the only country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where survey respondents favored Trump over President Joe Biden).
Trump wrote that Jewish Americans need to “get their act together and appreciate what they have in Israel before it is too late.”
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said Trump’s statement—which he referred to as “Jewsplaining—was “insulting and disgusting.” Jewish Americans “don’t need the former president, who curries favor with extremists and antisemites, to lecture us about the US-Israel relationship,” Greenblatt tweeted.