Being the leader of the free world is going to gain you some enemies. President Trump has more than his fair share, not the least of which is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. This particular Brit doesn’t care for the President’s way of handling issues of international importance.
Thankfully, Rowling isn’t in the President’s constituency, however, this doesn’t keep her from speaking her mind about him on the regular. The outspoken author has criticized his immigration policy, middle eastern relation solution, as well as just general, insulting him as a person.
However, she finally gave him a backhanded compliment. She obviously meant it as a joke, but it brings up an interesting issue.
Via The Blaze:
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has been a vociferous critic of President Donald Trump, and she continued that pattern with a backhanded compliment joking that he had unified the Middle East.
She posted the joke on her official Twitter account Thursday.
“Unbelievable. He actually did bring the Middle East together,” she wrote to her 11.7 million followers under a screenshot of a chyron headline from CNN that read, “Iran & Israel condemn Trump’s comments.”
Unbelievable. He actually did bring the Middle East together. pic.twitter.com/miP9MyVLsS
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 17, 2017
The sarcastic tweet had been retweeted more than 110,000 times as of press time.
Trump’s efforts to solve the intense hostility and tension in the Middle East hasn’t fared much better than previous presidents. Before the election he promised that he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv, the capitol of Israel, to Jerusalem. This promise has been delayed without explanation since his inauguration, but it would almost certainly inflame the region’s Muslim population.
Obviously, Rowling was making fun of the fact that Iran and Israel rarely agree on anything, but they did in this instance. It does, however, spotlight the fact that President Trump has gone a long way to mending the relations between the United States and the Middle East. These relations were strained due to President Obama’s tendency to give weapons to their enemies.
While Israel might not love the way the President phrased a public statement, all of that is just politics. These comments were the ones following the Charlottesville V.A. riots, and it’s pretty common sense that Israel would be upset; the neo-Nazi’s a faction that most of us thought was fringe and basically dead has been getting a lot of attention, and the President didn’t openly condemn them.
Yes, these Nazi’s cause is atrocious and despicable, however, it’s in the bylaws that they’re allowed to peacefully protest. President Trump condemned their violence, not their protest because that’s what we’re built on, the right to voice your opinion.
Consider this; the neo-Nazi’s still think that the Jews are inferior and in theory plan to do something about it. This is problematic for us, but we just react if they do something illegal here. However, if they decided to make a mass migration to Israel and set up shop there, still claiming to be Nazi’s, sporting swastika tattoos, that would be troubling for the Jews. Kind of like it should be troubling for us when the Muslims do it.
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(Source: The Blaze)