Here’s Why ‘Anti-Christ’ And ‘The Chosen One' Were Trending On Twitter
Twitter blows up, as the president's comparison leads to calls for his impeachment.
President Donald Trump caused a Twitter storm when he tweeted a quote from conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root on Wednesday. The quote referred to Trump as “King of Israel” and said that the [Israeli] people “love him like he is the second coming of God.”
....like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God...But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019'
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Trump's criticism of the Democratic party escalated Tuesday when he spoke out in response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggesting that America should cut off aid to Israel after the country barred Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting.
“Where has the Democratic party gone?” Trump asked. “Where have they gone, where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel? And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
TRUMP: “The concept … of cutting of aid to Israel … I can’t believe we’re even having this conversation. … And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” pic.twitter.com/iXs077SKvF— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) August 20, 2019'
Following this outcry, Root quickly came to the president's defense.
"President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world . . . and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel,” Trump quoted Root as saying. “They love him like he is the second coming of God."
Following the tweet, responses were swift, as many people wondered what exactly could be going through someone's mind to repeat something so absurd about themselves.
I thought I was arrogant but that man really quoted someone who called him the king of Israel and the second coming of God, a day after declaring that Jews who don't support him are disloyal.— Zito (@_Zeets) August 21, 2019'
Can you imagine if Barack Obama decided one morning to jump on twitter and call himself King of Israel and Jesus in one tweet— YourPresidentIsARacist (@battletested5) August 21, 2019'
Michelle would have stopped that shit before it happened because well they live together unlike Melania and trump pic.twitter.com/u9VYiuQtDE
So now Trump thinks he is the King of Israel and the second coming of God, and all Jews, Blacks, Gays and everyone else should bow to him.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 21, 2019'
But Mike Pence and all the white conservative evangelical hypocrites will continue to support him in his blasphemy. pic.twitter.com/DCwL5JrfN6
Just saw King of Israel trending so I was curious.— Denno Rayon (@Denno876er) August 21, 2019'
It's Donald Trump calling himself the King of Israel. pic.twitter.com/daLDbFoY8b
They've run up the deficit & we're heading toward recession. He attacks a different community or ethnicity each wk & is now proclaiming himself King of Israel.— Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) August 21, 2019'
1) he's unfit, must be impeached
2) folks wanting to shore up racism is what keeps him in office, not economy
Trump's comments sparked so much backlash that "King of Israel," "#25thAmendmentNow" and "#AntiChrist" were all trending Wednesday morning.