You can’t make this shit up.
Another speaker has backed out of the Republican National Convention: Ivanka Trump’s rabbi.
In an email to his congregation obtained by POLITICO, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of the Orthodox Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side, said that he accepted an invitation from Trump’s daughter to deliver the convocation in Cleveland “out of respect for her and our relationship.”
But he decided to bow out and explained his reason to the congregation.
He probably realized that Trump is a raging antisemite just like Hitler, amirite?
“Unfortunately, when my name appeared on a list of speakers at the convention, without the context of the invocation I had been invited to present, the whole matter turned from rabbinic to political, something which was never intended,” wrote Lookstein, who also served as the principal of the prominent Orthodox Jewish school Ramaz.
Earlier on Friday, the Jerusalem Post reported that 600 Ramaz alumni had written Lookstein a letter, condemning his decision to speak at the convention. “This is the single action history will remember you by, and history will not be kind,” it read.
The term for this is “mobbing.” It is a form of bullying where social pressure is used to coerce individuals.
But wait! There’s more!
He is one of several speakers reported to have speaking roles at the convention who later backed out or said they never intended to speak. Most recently, Tim Tebow denied reports on Thursday that he would have a speaking role.
There is a narrative being spread by #NeverTrump, the media and the Democrat Noise Machine that nobody respectable wants to associate with Donald Trump. The evidence for this is one guy who was pressured into backing out and another who was never even asked to speak in the first place.
I cannot recall any previous instances where the media spent so much time talking about who wasn’t attending a convention.
When I watch the #NeverTrumpers I can’t help but cringe and wonder if we looked that pathetic back when PUMA was a thing.