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Donald Trump met in Trump Tower today with the individual who made the video ‘The Jew In Rockland’ which compared Rockland with pre-war Nazi Germany.
Yossi Gestetner, the producer of that particularly disgusting piece of video trash said Trump is an “amusement thing”.
Gestetner, a “Hasidic political consultant”, pointed out that “Trump has a long history of being friendly to people in the Jewish community.”
Trump has not actively sought the support of the ultra-Orthodox, but he has not turned it away.
Still, many Hasidim and those who closely track the political climate of the community pointed out that the discussion around the election among the ultra-Orthodox may not actually translate into votes.
Gestetner agrees there is a genuine buzz of interest about Trump’s candidacy within his community but he is skeptical whether Hasidim will actually turnout for Trump in the New York primary, which is not until April 19.
He also says many Hasidim he knows support Cruz.
Trump’s popularity in the Hasidic community right now, says Gestetner, “is conversational, it’s an amusement thing.” And just like everywhere else in the country, a large part of the conversation right now is about Trump.
“Politics is the sport of Hasidim,” said Gestetner. “And those who follow politics as closely as fanatic sports fans, see [Trump] as the winning team.”