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.

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| August 21 2019,

7:31 pm

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.”

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."

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.

Trump's comments sparked so much backlash that "King of Israel," "#25thAmendmentNow" and "#AntiChrist" were all trending Wednesday morning.


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