Hello, Irony: Anti-Semite Linda Sarsour Wants Bernie To Be The 'First Jewish President'

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Posted: Sep 09, 2019 9:55 PM
Hello, Irony: Anti-Semite Linda Sarsour Wants Bernie To Be The 'First Jewish President'

Source: AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File

In a rather ironic turn of events, the Bernie Sanders campaign has decided to use anti-Semite Linda Sarsour as a campaign surrogate.

"At a time of startling rise in white nationalism and anti-Semitism, I would be so proud to win, but also to make history and elect the first Jewish American president this country, the first Jewish American president this country has ever seen and his name to be Bernard Sanders," Sarsour said in a Sanders campaign video. 

"Bernie Sanders believes in us and he believes in our worth as a people. We all deserve health care and access to higher education, an economy where we all can thrive, not just the top one percent and a transformative foreign policy, one that is centered on peace and diplomacy," Sarsour told a crowd. "A foreign policy that sees Palestinians as human beings deserving of human rights and self-determination."

"Bernie doesn't ask us how much these things will cost because only people don't believe we deserve these things will ask us how to pay for things like health care, but never ask us how to pay for endless and unjust wars," she explained.

It's rather ironic that Bernie, a Jewish man, is having an anti-Semite as a campaign surrogate. Maybe he forgot that Sarsour has deep ties to Louis Farrakhan. Not to mention that she agreed with Rep. Ilhan Omar's assessment that people have "dual loyalty" if they want to protect Israel. Or maybe the campaign was unaware that Sarsour influenced Democratic leadership to change their anti-Semitism resolution so it was more broadly focused.

Either way, Sarsour has advocated for policies that deeply hurt the Jewish people – Bernie included. The fact that he's using her to advance his campaign is disgusting.