New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a diehard Democrat and an orthodox Jew, came to the defense of President Trump’s claim that he’s a nationalist. This, as anyone active in today’s political climate is knows well, was a big, big no-no.
Hiking immediately started to receive blowback for his comments on Twitter, with one user saying that Hikind had “condoned a Nazi.” Hikind decided this was a particular statement, given his Jewish heritage, that absolutely needed to be addressed.
So he obliterated the user in one tweet. Check it out.
In the part of the speech that featured Hikind defending Trump, he stated:
The President today said that he was a nationalist., which means he loves America, and I want to tell you, I’m a nationalist as well. I love America. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with that. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.
You know, people who live in Israel, or France, or England, or anywhere else, when they love their country and they feel their country should be strong, they’re nationalists. What’s wrong with that?
But MSNBC and CNN, they’ve got a new thing to talk about, because they surely don’t want to talk about the fact that the President’s ratings have gone up dramatically, dramatically …
It hurts to watch how Democrats find it so difficult. Fight for the party you want to fight for. I don’t have a problem. Of course, that’s what you’re supposed to do. That’s what our system is. But ladies and gentlemen, I assume that almost everybody here is a Republican; I gotta tell you; this president has done a remarkable job; he deserves amazing, amazing credit. Amazing credit. You may not like everything he says on Twitter; that’s fine. You may not like everything that comes out from the White House and from the President, but the bottom line is: you know, having a doctor with fabulous bedside manners is very, very nice. But I’d rather have a great doctor without beside manners if I’m in trouble.
Here was Hikind’s tweet:
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) October 24, 2018
Here’s the user’s rather unkind response:
Sad that a Jew, and even worse a Rabbi, would condone a Nazi. You should be ashamed, if you have any shame left.
— Mar Goldy (@dablueguy) October 24, 2018
Hikind fired back with this gem:
My mom & little siblings were transported to Auschwitz & burned in the crematoriums, She survived w/a # imprinted on her arm & indelible scars imprinted on her heart. My eyes recognize Nazis. Shame on you for calling @realDonaldTrump by that name & belittling their scared memory. https://t.co/y0oZ2XXONz
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) October 24, 2018
It’s important to note that this is not the first time that Hiking has crossed party lines and supported a Republican. In fact, he endorsed George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney for president.
He’s also went toe-to-toe with Chuck Schumer over a mailer he received asking for donations. Here’s what he had to say:
Senator Schumer, in your letter you promise to fight for Democratic values and go on at great length to fully villainize the current administration, but you left out certain facts that my fellow Democrats, to say nothing of all Americans, should also be aware of. Hikind listed some of the achievements of the Trump administration, including a strong economy, low unemployment rate, U.S. energy dominance, a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, dismantling of the Iran nuclear deal, and tax cuts.
Source: Daily Wire
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