For ThinkProgress Senior Editor Ned Resnikoff, Trump’s election means living in fear — even in his own home:
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 8, 2017
Actually, most Americans probably think Russian before they think Jewish when they hear the name Resnikoff. But then, associating Trump with hostility to Jews is absurd anyway.
True, some on the Alt Right love Trump and hate Jews. But even among those plumbers who voted for Trump, few are likely to spend much time reading the obscure websites where this viewpoint predominates.
Trump himself has surrounded himself with Jews, including son-in-law and trusted adviser Jared Kushner and the Jewish convert Ivanka. Recently he has positioned himself as a supporter of Israel, in stark contrast to our current president.
But Resnikoff’s fear isn’t based on ethnicity. The liberal elite horror of people who work with their hands is more a class thing.
On a tip from Torcer.