The Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan used his Saviours’ Day sermon to praise an unlikely GOP candidate for refusing to take donations from the Jewish community. Farrakhan stopped short of endorsing Trump, noting that he is not necessarily “for Trump” but that he “likes” what he is looking at in regards to a politician that refuses to be purchased.
In a series of recent political speeches, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has taken on each remaining political candidate, calling Hillary Clinton a “wicked woman”, Bernie Sanders “a Jew not a so-called Jew” who can’t be trusted, Rubio was “Dracula” waiting to suck your blood, Cruz a good speaker but liar, and Kasich a man who is okay but his work doesn’t trickle down to the black people. In fact, Farrakhan says that none of the candidates deserve your vote. However, he did have something good to say about one political candidate and that is businessman Donald Trump.
The notable Muslim leader says that he “likes” Donald Trump, noting that “he ain’t bought and paid for.” Farrakhan says that though he respects Trump for not taking money from Jews, he says that doesn’t necessarily mean you should vote for him. In fact, Farrakhan reveals that he thinks Donald Trump will take America to “hell in a rocket ship,” because he “has really got the courage to do it.” Despite the fact that Farrakhan says Trump would be hell for America, he seems to think he is the only candidate that is even worthy of consideration when listening to his numerous political discussions.
Below is Louis Farrakhan discussing GOP candidates Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and John Kasich.
However, Farrakhan didn’t just weigh in on the GOP candidates. He also gave statements regarding the Democratic candidates, calling Hillary Clinton a “wicked woman” and said that he feels Bernie Sanders is “trying to be a decent” but he is a “Jew not a so-called Jew,” so he can’t be trusted.
In addition to the political posts made to Facebook, the Nation of Islam leader also touched on politics during his recent Saviours’ Day sermon in Detroit. Farrakhan once again mentioned Trump, this time praising the businessman and GOP presidential hopeful for specifically not taking money from Jews.
“[Trum] is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I don’t want your money.’ Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me. And they can’t afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States.”
Although Farrakhan, a Muslim, said he admired Trump for not taking money from the Jewish community, he went on to say “Not that I’m for Mr. Trump but I like what I’m looking at.”
The Trump speech came shortly before Farrakhan went on an anti-semantic rant blaming Jews, which he refers to as the “Synagogue of Satan,” for the Iraq War and 9/11. The statements blaming Jews for world events such as 9/11 is nothing new for Farrakhan, who has said in the past that “many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks” and that it was all done to paint Muslims in a bad light. He also claims that Jews control the American government and pay political party leaders for their support, noting that 9/11 was orchestrated to clean out the Middle East of Muslims and that they “needed a Pearl Harbor” to justify it. Therefore, he says Jews were behind the attack and blamed the Middle East Muslim community in order to destroy them pertinently. This and other similar anti-semantic rants are common for Farrakhan, who has been a guest speaker at many events alongside former Iranian government officials.
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What do you think of Louis Farrakhan’s praise of Donald Trump? Does it surprise you to hear the prominent Muslim leader declare that he “likes” Trump considering the backlash Trump has received regarding his proposed ban on allowing Muslim Syrian refugees into the country?
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