It’s been quite the week, and we’re not even halfway through.

At the weekend, President Trump held another rally. Yes, another one, in a series the likes of which haven’t really seen in modern times in terms of frequency and size. This time it was Dayton Ohio.

During the speech he returned to a topic that is key to understanding how a political neophyte won the very first time he ran for the highest office in the land in 2016: the “Forgotten Man.” Especially the working man.

It is a great irony that the billionaire from New York has so come to represent the blue-collar, working-class, calloused-hand American, but he has.

For the best exploration of how that happened and what it means, there is no better read than J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, the true tale of an American family destroyed by the bipartisan decisions of a Washington “elite” which betrayed a whole class of Americans and shipped millions of our manufacturing jobs overseas.

In his Dayton speech, the former President focused on the auto-industry and the plight of the autoworker under Biden and the deadly Democrat mandate for electric vehicles (EV).

His message: if Biden is re-elected, domestic manufacturing will suffer even more and there will be a “bloodbath” for our US companies and their employees who cannot compete with heavily subsidized foreign imports and also comply with federal EV mandates.

The use of that word – bloodbath – was the trigger for the Democrats and their media lapdogs to pounce. Crudely editing the video clip of the speech, the media mantra was: Trump the dictator is threatening a bloodbath if he isn’t re-elected. And their “coverage” was truly unhinged. Despite the fact that he said no such thing, and the same talking heads have used that word many, many times before. Many.

Then came Monday. And the President’s hour-long interview on my national radio show AMERICA First.

This is the 7th time my former boss has appeared on my daily program, and it was the best interaction, from his discussion of the war in Ukraine, the Jihadi attack on Israel, his historic primary results, the lack of a national border, and the insane reaction to his “bloodbath” comment. You can watch it all here.

But it was none of these that made the news. No. It was the 45th President’s answer to my question: “Why do the Democrats so hate the elected Prime Minster of Israel, Bibi Netanyahu?” His response? “I actually think they hate Israel…Any Jewish person that votes for Democrats hates their religion. They hate everything about Israel, and they should be ashamed of themselves because Israel will be destroyed.”

If you follow the evolution of the modern Left of late, it is hard to disagree with anything about that answer. However, the mainstream media exploded and Tuesday morning I awoke to coverage of my interview in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, and even The Daily Mail. Why? Was it all because they have suddenly become fans of me and my show? Hardly.

Instead the left-wing talking point – again – was that President Trump is an anti-Semite and had smeared America’s Jews with the hoary “dual loyalty” libel.

According to this calumny, Jews can’t be real patriots and loyal Americans because their loyalties are split with the nation of Israel as well. This is much like the libel of Irish Catholic Americans during the last century, who were accused of divided loyalties between America and the Pope, an accusation even made against President Kennedy.

But if one stops for just one second, and thinks about the accusation against the 45th President, it collapses instantly. What President Trump said is that if an American Jew votes Democrat he must hate Israel, meaning they lack ANY loyalty to the other country. This media contortion is the definition of gas-lighting: Stating with certitude that the opposite of the truth is the case, despite the unequivocal evidence to the contrary.

And what is the evidence concerning Donald Trump and the Jewish people?

It is impossible to dispute that President Trump has proven himself as the most philosemitic President since the re-establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, from his historic Abraham Accords, to his decision to move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize that city as the eternal capital of the Jewish state. And he did that after every President from Clinton to Obama had reneged on our nation’s promise to take that step, even the Republican George W. Bush. Then add the fact that his daughter is Jewish, as is his son-in-law, and they both served in his White House, and the whole “Trump hates the Jews” libel collapses.

So who are the real anti-Semites in American politics? Let’s look again at the evidence.

Let’s start with the most senior Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, who just last week demanded that the Jewish people jettison the Prime Minister they had democratically elected. Or the Democrat in the White House, who was caught on a hot mic before his State of the Union saying that it’s time for the same Jewish leader to have a “Come to Jesus moment,” a Democrat who as President has released billions of dollars to the theocratic state of Iran, which is dedicated to the utter destruction of Israel.

But what about the lower house of Congress? Look no further than the Democrats of the Squad, rank anti-Semites like Rashida Tlaib, who has refused to condemn the slaughter of the Jews on October 7th, and who placed a Post-it note on the map in her Congressional office, obliterating the state of Israel and making it instead “Palestine,” and then wore a T-shirt likewise denying Israel’s existence. Or, perhaps the most disgusting of all, Ilhan Omar, with her repeated anti-Jewish statements and social media posts, including actual accusations of “dual loyalty” and how for American Jews, politics is “all about the Benjamins.”

Anti-Semitism is a problem in America. But not because of President Trump. It’s a problem because of the Democrat Party’s normalization of anti-Israel policies and anti-Jewish calumnies.

Read the original at Dr. G’s Substack