President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive over to make Jews on college campuses a “protected class” and allow the federal government to pull funding from colleges who don’t “love Israel” enough.
Trump: "We have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more, I have to tell you that. We have to do it. We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have people that are Jewish people that are great people -- they don't love Israel enough."
Trump was joined by the lawyer for accused blackmailer/Mossad agent Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz, as well as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Jared and Ivanka Kushner, Christian Zionists John Hagee and Robert Jeffress and others.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that would effectively allow the government to interpret Judaism as both a race or nationality and a religion under federal law so that the Education Department can take direct action against what he views as anti-Semitism on college campuses.
Trump, joined by lawmakers and administration officials in addition to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, said the order “makes clear” that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would “apply to institutions that traffic in anti-Semitic hate.”
Pointing to past bipartisan efforts to pass similar legislation, Trump said that “they didn’t get it done,” adding, “This year, there’s no roadblock.”
The interpretation would allow the Education Department to withhold funding from college or educational programs it believes are discriminating in an anti-Semitic way. The law states that the Education Department can take such action against a program that discriminates based “on the ground of race, color or national origin” — but not on religion.
[…] After wrapping up his address, Trump called upon the evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress to offer some words. Jeffress, who once said Jews were going to hell, said at the White House that Trump is “the most pro-faith president in history” and that God will “bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel.”
Jeffress added that Trump is on the “right side of God.”
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who has provided Trump with favorable legal analysis, spoke next, saying there had been “no more important event in” the six decades he’s spent on college campuses “to turn universities away from being bastions of hatred and discrimination than this executive order being signed today.”
“It is a game changer,” he added. “One of the most important events in the 2,000-year battle against anti-Semitism.”
[…] As The New York Times reported, the executive order was welcomed by the Anti-Defamation League. The Republican Jewish Coalition praised the order, with its national chairman, former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., calling the change a “truly historic and important moment for Jewish Americans.”
Note, colleges can still discriminate against white people through affirmative action and teach courses on the hate-filled conspiracy theory of “white privilege.”
Today, President @realdonaldtrump signed an executive order adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism for the purposes of government agencies tasked with enforcing Title VI. Watch Pastor Hagee's message on this step forward.
Today, President @realDonaldTrump will sign an executive order that will help defend Jewish college students from anti-Semitism on campus. President Trump is working hard to protect the American Jewish community, will you help us thank him?