Barack Obama was the most prolific racial gaslighter-in-chief when he was in the Oval Office, and nothing has changed about that aspect of him since he left office, as evidenced by statements he made this week regarding his successor, Donald Trump.
In a written interview published Monday by Jewish Insider, Obama made reference to a speech he gave at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., in January 2016, the last year he was in office.
“I said that the seeds that gave rise to the Holocaust have always been with us,” Obama told Jewish Insider. “They have found root across cultures, faiths, and generations. And they have reemerged again and again, especially in times of change and uncertainty.”
“When I gave that speech, it was clear that anti-Semitism was on the rise around the world. People’s anger over everything from immigration to inequality was boiling over — and many of them were looking for someone else to blame. And for four years, we had a President in the White House who fanned those flames,” Obama noted.
The Daily Wire noted:
Incidents of anti-Semitism hit an all-time high in 2019, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which began tracking anti-Semitic incidents in 1979. More than 2,100 acts of assault, vandalism, and harassment occurred across the U.S., including a string of violent assaults in Brooklyn and deadly attacks in New York, New Jersey, and California.
In one of the most shocking incidents in recent years, two shooters launched an attack in broad daylight at a kosher market in a Jersey City Orthodox community in December 2019, killing a police detective and three bystanders during an hours-long shootout between the suspects and police.
Less than three weeks later, a man stabbed five people at a Hanukkah party in a rabbi’s home. One of the victims, a 72-year-old rabbi who was stabbed in the head multiple times, succumbed to his wounds and died about three months later. Earlier in the year, a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California during Passover left one woman dead and three others injured including the synagogue’s rabbi.
So, of course, Obama the Gaslighter was blaming the spike on Trump.
Mind you, Trump — whose daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner, are Jewish — was the most pro-Israel president in decades. Other GOP presidents were pro-Israel too, but it was Trump who kept his promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And Trump’s administration worked with Israel and other Arab nations in the region to sign peace deals — historic peace deals — to improve the Jewish state’s security.
Obama, meanwhile, literally put Israel in Iran’s crosshairs with his so-called nuclear “deal” that involved paying the regime in Tehran $1.5 billion, much of which was in cash flown into an airport in the dark of night, money that Iran would later use to fund its terrorist activities in the region (which also put U.S. troops at risk).
At the same time, it was Obama who literally interfered in Israel’s elections by funneling money to, an assisting the campaign of, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival after he accepted an invitation by then-House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to address a joint session of Congress to plead for opposition to the Iran deal.
But when your mission is racial and ethnic gaslighting, as Obama’s clearly is, facts don’t matter.