Trump Aide Blasts Obama Hanukkah Speech — Says Shabbat Better by the Forward

Trump Aide Blasts Obama Hanukkah Speech — Says Shabbat Better

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What Team Trump don’t know about the Jews could apparently fill a scroll and then some.

Last week, Donald Trump left Republican members of the Tribe flabbergasted by saying he doesn’t need their money. He also praised Jews as top-notch “negotiators.”

Now, comes this: A top aide to the Republican frontrunner criticized President Barack for choosing Sunday, the first night of the Jewish Festival of Lights for his address on terrorism. A better time, he said, would have been … wait for it … wait for it … Friday night.

“Disrespectful. Should have addressed the nation on Friday or Saturday evening. Not the first night of #Hanukkah,” tweeted Trump campaign senior adviser Dan Scavino. Really.

The Donald also took to Twitter Sunday night — to live tweet Obama’s vow to defeat the Islamic state.

“Wish Obama would say ISIS, like almost everyone else, rather than ISIL,” the Republican presidential frontrunner said in one of his many posts.

And this at the speech’s end: “Is that all there is? We need a new President - FAST!”


John A. Oswald

John A. Oswald

John Oswald is The Forward’s deputy digital media editor.

Trump Aide Blasts Obama Hanukkah Speech — Says Shabbat Better

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