Onto Obama, a man the Republican Jewish Coalition presumably neither voted for nor supported. Not that Trump figured that one out. “How the hell did you support President Obama? How did you do it? How did you support the Democrats?” Trump asked. (The room, to its credit, did remind him that they did not.)

And here’s Trump referring to a grown man as “like a wonderful, beautiful baby”:


And, last but not least, Trump tried out a new word he learned: Brooklyn.

I know Brooklyn very well. My father, I loved my father very much, Brooklyn. Spent a lot of time in Brooklyn. You learn a lot in Brooklyn. You get through Brooklyn, you gotta be smart.


(Note that Fred Trump is from The Bronx, not Brooklyn, though he did own apartment buildings in the borough.)

Other speech highlights: a slam on Ilhan Omar (“Oh, I forgot, she doesn’t like Israel, I forgot, I’m so sorry. No, she doesn’t like Israel, does she,”) a reference to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “a wonderful, young bartender,” and an assertion that the “asylum program is a scam.”


Trump’s long been trying to paint the Democrats as anti-Jewish and position himself as the pro-Jewish candidate for some time now, while simultaneously dogwhistling and offering tacit support for white nationalists who are decidedly not friends of the Jews (or so I would assume based on some fun emails I get). The gambit probably won’t work, considering American Jews have historically supported Democrats over Republicans by a 2 to 1 margin, but at least Sheldon Adelson’s happy.