Abe Foxman is the latest to make the ridiculous analogy between Donald Trump and masss murdered Adolf Hitler yemach shemom.
The former head of the Anti-Defamation League – a Holocaust survivor himself – lashed out against Trump for asking his audience at a rally in Orlando, Florida, this past Shabbos to raise their right hands and pledge support to him.
Foxman, in an obvious comparison to the man responsible for the extermination of 6 million Jews, said that it was a “fascist gesture” that directly invoked Nazi salutes.
“As a Jew who survived the Holocaust, to see an audience of thousands of people raising their hands in what looks like the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute is about as offensive, obnoxious and disgusting as anything I thought I would ever witness in the United States of America,” Foxman said in a Times of Israel interview.
The GOP frontrunner had been asking the audience to repeat after him: “I do solemnly swear that I—no matter how I feel, no matter what the conditions, if there’s hurricanes or whatever—will vote, on or before the 12th for Donald J. Trump for president.”
Pictures of the event showed the audience with their right arms raised.
“It is a fascist gesture,” Foxman said. “He is smart enough— he always tells us how smart he is—to know the images that this evokes. Instead of asking his audience to pledge allegiance to the United States of America, which in itself would be a little bizarre, he’s asking them to swear allegiance to him.”
Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter