While some debate the Jewish faith’s stance on the afterlife, one thing people are finding out this weekend is that the internet is forever.
The latest Orange Man is the Devil outrage is that a documentarian spotted a MAGA hat version of the Jewish kippa being worn by Sheldon Adelson, at the President’s speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.
— Jeff scheid (@JeffScheid) April 6, 2019
And of course, this appearance led many to imbalanced reactionary outrage. As you can guess a number of people found a reason to bleat about how inapropes this was, and somehow proves Trump is repugnant, in their estimation.
Someone please tell me Trump is photoshopped onto his Kippah. The speech was sickening imenough without seeing this.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) April 7, 2019
That building must have a very good lightning rod….. Because honestly he should have been hit by lightning for that.
— gophergrad punches Nazis (@GopherGrad) April 7, 2019
That is blasphemy
— The Miraculous Ms. V (@vadrian1994) April 7, 2019
— LauraOates ? (@OatesLaura) April 7, 2019
Isn't this blasphemy? Or is blasphemy just signing your name on a Bible. I'm so confused over what I thought I was taught in church and how Trump and his followers behave.
— Tom Newman (@newmanth) April 7, 2019
It may sound petty to explain the Jewish faith is practiced in a synagogue, not a church. But when people feel the need to be doling out theistic lectures accuracy is kind of important.
I’m adding that to the list of Passover plagues.
— Christine Brandt (@LavishTantrums) April 7, 2019
OMG, is that a Trump yarmulka? I am too nauseated to move. If there’s a God, she won’t forgive this
— ilene danziger miner (@ilenedminer) April 6, 2019
In #SheldonAdelson going orange and wearing a #Trump #yarmulka (kippah) we have reached a new level of obscenity. #AmericanJudaism as practiced by a rightist minority has become a form of #idolatry. Call the new deity TrumpYahwe. And if somebody is offended, that’s good. https://t.co/WSue93U2zQ
— Yoav Karny (@YoavKarny) April 7, 2019
Really an insult to the Jewish faith. My friends are appalled. Theres no respect here, just mockery.
— Joe Dauphinais (@DauphinaisJoe) April 7, 2019
Are synagogues taxed?
— SmockingHotCampfire (@SmockinTrumpOut) April 7, 2019
This might be the most sacrilegious thing I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/P8fsyLlgH8
— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) April 6, 2019
Yes, the outrage over Trump slandering a yarmulka with his name has never been seen before! This obscene sacrilegious blasphemy is unprecedented! No politician has ever done such a disrespectful–…
— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) April 6, 2019
So just to reiterate — we see examples of numerous Democratic candidates with their versions of yarmulkas as far back as 2008. Interesting that we had no similar hue and cry in that duration.
More than that, if you want to know just how convenient this Trump-Yarmulka raging is today, note this non-outrage taking place over a vendor at AIPAC three years ago.
This man is selling campaign yarmulkas outside AIPAC. He said he was inundated w/requests for Trump kippas, sold out pic.twitter.com/NqckAYEGHJ
— Alana Goodman (@alanagoodman) March 22, 2016
He was selling the head covering with all of the potential Presidential candidates and was noting how the names he was selling trended. The Washington Free Beacon covered this controversial practice that nobody seemed to find controversial.
“I totally underestimated the degree of support that Jewish people who are attending this event have for Trump,” said Daniels, who runs an online yarmulke shop called Marc’s Garden Jubilee. “I probably had about 50 inquiries for Trump yarmulkes that I could not fulfill.”
So today the President is accused of being religiously insensitive, for doing the exact same thing that has been done repeatedly over the last few elections? What a difference a few years can make.