The orange-skinned man-baby who managed to dupe just enough idiots to get himself elected President of the US has chosen a candidate for Ambassador to Israel whose politics are highly disturbing. According to the New York Times, David Friedman, who has no diplomatic experience, has compared liberal Jews to “kapos,” Jews who collaborated with the Nazis during the Holocaust. He’s also advocated moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and seems to support Israeli annexation of the occupied West Bank.
It’s hard to know whether any of this reflects Trump’s own views on the Israeli/Palestinian situation; indeed, it’s impossible to know if he even has any views on any subject beyond his own enrichment. It’s likely that Friedman’s most important qualification, for our repulsive President-to-be, is that he’s Trump’s bankruptcy attorney, having worked for him in 2010 on cases involving his failed Atlantic City casinos. Once again, cronyism, rather than merit, is the rule of the day. If you’re a made member of the Trump criminal organization, you get a job in the administration!
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