Trump Just Crossed a Red Line for His Evangelical and Jewish Fans

Trump’s obscenities and antisemitic tropes don’t bother his Jewish fans. But a recent quote has stunned his pro-Israel base, evangelicals and Jews, to the core – and could complicate his chances for a second term

Jonathan S. Tobin
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Jonathan S. Tobin

In many ways, the latest Donald Trump quote controversy isn’t much different from all the others that have preceded it. 

Trump says outrageous things, including some that are connected to truths, but expressed in ways that are both shocking and offensive. His critics howl. His supporters either shrug at the nonsense that they have come to understand has little to do with substance, or smirk at their hero’s ability to troll establishment figures who, for the upteenth time, shake their heads at his refusal to understand that words have consequences. 

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