Rob Eshman: Julia Ioffe, meet the real Donald Trump

Jewish Journal Editor Rob Eshman writes:


Back in February as the winds began to shift toward Donald Trump, they picked up a distinct anti-Semitic odor. It was more subtle then, like rotting jasmine in the night air, but if you inhaled deep enough, it really stank.
I wrote a column, “Donald Trump Has a White Supremicist Problem.” This is what I sniffed:
“White nationalist leaders including Jared Taylor and former Klansman David Duke have endorsed Trump. On Vanguard News Network, the largest white supremacist website, Trump is regularly referred to as “Glorious Leader.” Bloggers compare him to Hitler, treating him like the Second Coming of the Third Reich. In January, William Johnson, leader of the white supremacist American Freedom Party, paid for a series of robocalls in Iowa in support of Trump. Johnson convened a 2015 white power political event in Bakersfield at which Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Youth Network gave a speech blaming Jews for destroying the white race.”
As Trump has gained ground, he has not done anything—not a speech, not a campaign strategy, nothing—to wash the stench off. If anything, the same hate-filled, marginal voices that rose up to support him them feel even more empowered.
New evidence of that emerged this week in the vicious anti-semitic responses to a profile of Melania Trump.
Melania didn’t like the GQ journalist Julia Ioffee’s feature profile of her, and let it be known that she was suspicious of Ioffe’s motives. That mobilized the Trumpfers, whose Internet comments directed to Ioffe, who is Jewish, tell a story of rabid, unbridled, unchecked, and growing anti-Semitism, as documented in a Mediate column….

Will Donald speak out? Will his Jewish daughter and son-in-law at least publicly keep their mouths shut about this issue? I don’t know. But it stinks.

Luke says: What’s the big deal? I routinely received this kind of abuse during my 19 years of blogging. Ann Coulter gets it all the time. Conservatives get it all the time. We just don’t complain about it.

I don’t recall Rob Eshman writing any columns against death threats against Donald Trump. I don’t recall Rob Eshman writing any columns about the violence directed at Donald Trump and his supporters. I don’t recall Rob Eshman writing any columns about Israelis yelling, “Death to the Arabs.”

So when Rob Eshman and company slur those who care about white cohesion, white identity and the white future, why should they be surprised when white advocates fight back against them?

Different groups have different interests and they are often engaged in a brutal struggle for scarce resources. No group has an automatic right to exist and flourish in peace because the actions of every group affect others and when others are hurt, they retaliate.

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