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August 21, 2019

Don't look now, but President Trump just tweeted out a quote suggesting that Jewish people everywhere should love him as if he's the "second coming of God."

Trump on Wednesday morning promoted a claim from Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative radio host and author who was the Libertarian vice presidential nominee in the 2008 presidential election and has promoted numerous unfound conspiracy theories. Root, whose words the president calls "very nice," bafflingly declares that Jewish people in Israel love Trump like he's the "second coming of God," not to mention the "King of Israel."

This odd statement comes a day after Trump concluded in the Oval Office that any Jewish people who vote for Democrats do so either because of a "total lack of knowledge" or "great disloyalty," a claim that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) mocked on Twitter by writing, "The popular vote was #DisloyalToTrump." The president has been on a cable-news-quoting tear on Wednesday, so don't be surprised if even more odd statements from even more conspiracy theorists wind up on his feed by mid-morning. Brendan Morrow

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