Donald Trump Is Not So Good At Talking To Jewish People

Donald Trump gave a speech today in front of a group of Jewish Republicans in which he said some pretty awkward and, quite frankly, anti-Semitic things to them. It did not go over well, as you might imagine.

“Stupidly, you want to give money. …You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money.”

“I’m a negotiator, like you folks.”

“Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals? Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.”

GET IT? Because Jewish people and money? And controlling the world with money somehow?

Now, let’s not even get into the anti-Semitic nature of his comments. It’s clear what’s going on there, and of course it is disturbing that anyone who is running for president would say such things.

But here is what I can’t quite wrap my head around. Donald Trump is 69 years old. In 69 goddamned years on this planet, he hasn’t realized that these are just not things you say aloud? How does he not know that? How much time is he spending pouring over Alex Jones’s conspiracy theories that he thinks these are acceptable remarks to make, out loud, in a room full of Jewish people? I mean, I am not surprised that he holds such views, but I am genuinely surprised that he never learned to at least fake not having them?

The list of groups Donald Trump has managed to insult gets longer by the day — Mexicans, Black people, Muslims, women, the disabled, Syrian refugees, now Jewish people … Who’s next, I wonder? Polish people? The Irish? I think I’m gonna have to like, rewatch some old “All In The Family” episodes to refresh myself on some old-timey racism, so that I can start a betting pool of some kind.

[Salon]