During a celebration of Hanukkah Wednesday evening at the White House, President Donald Trump told attendees that he expects there will soon be a “miracle” similar to the one that led to the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in 165 BCE.
After joining the Hanukkah celebration, Trump made brief remarks about the holiday, telling invitees:
“The Jewish people have endured a lot over the centuries but always overcame the most impossible situations. Miracles are possible. Maybe we’ll see one in the near future. Yes, we’re not giving up, and we’ll keep fighting to ensure four more years.”
The Jewish people have endured a lot over the centuries but always overcame the most impossible situations.
Miracles are possible maybe we’ll see one in the near future.
— Mark Kennedy (@RealMarkKennedy) December 10, 2020
VIDEO: Trump tells the crowd at the Hanukkah party that with the help of “certain very important people, if they have wisdom and if they have courage, we are going to win this election.” — remarks followed with loud chants of “four more years.” pic.twitter.com/FjCyFGOqPC
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) December 10, 2020
Exactly what “miracle” is Trump expecting? The lawsuit filed by the state of Texas to overturn the will of the American voters is not expected to even be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and even if it were, legal experts say the high court won’t intervene and demand that millions of ballots be destroyed.
Social media also had lots of mockery for Trump for his Hanukkah “miracle” remarks:
75 percent of Jewish voters went Biden. Me included. Not that anyone cares. I just felt the need to say it.
— Michael H. Wander (@MikeWander68) December 10, 2020
To those members of the tribe who support Trump’s treasonous attempt to remain in office, and who support Trump, please search for your Torah values. They are lost.
— Michael Blumenthal (@mikeblu201) December 10, 2020
For him, every holiday is Festivus, so begins with the Airing of Grievances.
And there it remains.
— Suzy (@Skwidj) December 10, 2020
The majority of Americans are waiting for the miracle that takes place at noon on January 21, 2021, when Joe Biden is sworn in as 46th President of the United States. That will be a day of celebration.
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