Rabbi Rosenberg says Trump Doesn’t Care About the Jewish Vote

Edison’s “Rabbi for Trump” is no longer for Trump.

Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, who launched the ” Rabbis for Trump” group in December supporting the frontrunner Republican’s presidential campaign, now says that Donald Trump doesn’t care about the Jewish vote.

“My flip flopping consists of my continuously asking for a platform stating his full support Israel and stating that I cannot continue unless I get one,” Rosenberg said in one of many written statements on the matter.

Rosenberg, the rabbi emeritus at Congregation Beth-El, said in an email that a representative for Trump’s campaign said the Jewish vote is not important. The Facebook page, which breached 1,000 likes, has been deleted, and Rosenberg said he’s no longer supporting Trump.

Rosenberg has also been unable to get an audience with the New York City real estate mogul, who last night won the New Hampshire Republican primary. (Rosenberg dropped his support for Trump before the primary took place.)

“If the (Sen. Ted) Cruz or (Sen. Marco) Rubio people want my support I will be happy to give it to them,” Rosenberg wrote on his Facebook page. “To those supporting Trump it hurts me greatly to do this but I cannot get answers and have been told by a representative that the Jewish vote is not important. I do not dislike Trump and wish him well, but I can not fight for him if I do not believe he fully supports Israel and the Jewish people.”

Also vying for the Republican presidential nomination are Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as well as neurosurgeon Ben Carson and business executive Carly Fiorina. The election is in November. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination.

When it comes to Trump, not all is lost for Rosenberg. In an email, Rosenberg said he’d consider flipping back to Trump, and re-launching his Facebook group, if he had a few questions about Israel answered, and if he found out the Trump representative he spoke to didn’t actually represent Trump.

5 thoughts on “Rabbi Rosenberg says Trump Doesn’t Care About the Jewish Vote

  • February 12, 2016 at 4:37 am
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    If one want’s to take his ball and go home so be it.

    The working men and women of this country want a President who has America’s interests first.

    The next primary will be in South Carolina. Voters will be selecting a candidate for president of the United States not the Mayor of Tel Aviv.

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  • February 12, 2016 at 6:51 am
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    I think this man lied about one of Trumps representatives said the Jewish vote didn’t count. For some reason he wants to force Trump to be worried about not getting the Jewish vote possibly because this Rabbi has something that he wants in exchange for the votes.

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  • February 12, 2016 at 9:13 pm
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    Nothing against the Jewish people or Israel, but the plain fact is that their vote is practically irrelevant, especially to a Republican. They are a tiny minority nationwide, and only affect the vote in a handful of congressional districts.
    Only one of those districts is in a state where a Republican even has a chance to win. And we know going in that the highest possible percent of the Jewish vote we can get is 30% even there.
    The Rabbi knows that it is not the Jewish vote that counts. It is Jewish funding, which is all anti-Trump. It is Jewish media influence, which is all anti-Trump. And most importantly, it is Jewish influence on the evangelical vote.
    With Cruz attacking Trump among evangelicals on the subject of the NYC values he supposedly shares with NYC’s influential liberal Jewish establishment. Paradoxically using liberal Jewish funding and media influence to do it, and thereby bleeding Trump’s support among evangelicals. One wonders what upside the Rabbi imagines his support will bring to us.
    Is he willing to bring some significant influence to bring the evangelicals home to America First policies and counter the liberal Jewish influence on their vote?

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  • February 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm
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    Trump ‘offed’ the Rabbi; would give him any ‘favors’ for the ‘Jewish vote’; all Trump wants is AMERICA’S vote………the ‘special interests can go suck an egg…………good for ‘the Donald’….

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  • February 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm
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    For God’s sake….enough of the religious crap. Are Jews In the USA Americans, or not? The muslims and the Jews are driving the world crazy. Nothing good will come of this for either archaic religious group. The world has evolve past the 7th century!

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