NBC News reported a couple days ago that the Trump administration, motivated by its animus toward Iran, was launching a campaign to convince countries to stop putting LGBT people in jail. Some of his Christian right supporters are furious, including Rick Wiles, who went on an anti-Semitic rant over it and blamed “the Jews.”
“Now, what is the evangelical base going to do?” Wiles asked. “He’s got an evangelical board of advisers … What are you going to do about it? You’ve got access to the White House, are you going to speak out?”
“I dare you,” he continued. “I challenge you. Or will you be silent? What are you going to do, because you silence is complicity. Are you afraid to tell President Trump the truth? Will you tell him that you will withhold political support if he goes down this route? Because I think the Christians should tell him, ‘You go this way, we’re out, you’re on your own.’”Warning Trump that “God cannot bless your administration” because it is “promoting something that God says is an abomination,” Wiles, who is deeply anti-Semitic and dedicates many of his programs to railing against Israel and the Jews, predicted that Trump’s evangelical advisers would hold their tongues on this issue because Israel is their top priority.
“The real reason they won’t say anything is because the real agenda is Israel,” he said. “They’re not going to jeopardize their standing with the White House to get things done for Israel. That’s the real reason.”
Wiles went on to declare that “the Jews” are ultimately behind this push and the Trump administration is simply doing what it is told because the Jews “control Washington” and have “control of the Trump administration.”
“Donald Trump is owned by the Jews,” he said. “That’s the truth.”
There has long been this split on the far right. Most of them strongly support Israel and condemn anti-Semitism, though theologically their reasons for supporting Israel are ultimately very anti-Semitic on their own, but the really, really far right hates the Jews. And not just the overt white supremacists, but the paleo-right (as opposed to the neo-right or neo-conservatives).