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Jerry Lewis: "Trump is great."

Jerry Lewis, one of the icons of Jewish comedians who drew millions to TV screens  in the 1950s , said in an interview that Donald Trump is “great” while Obama “never was prepared” to deal with the Islamic State (ISIS).

Speaking in an interview with Raymond Arroyo on “World Over,” Lewis sounded light years away from the days when he was a Democrat who supported John Kennedy and who raised millions of dollars for charity through TV telethons.


Lewis put a red line on being liberal when it comes to accepting Syrian refugees, which President Barack Obama has made into a platform while Trump doesn’t want them in the country.

Lewis is with Trump all the way on the refugee issue and said:

Refugees should stay where the hell they are. Hey, no one has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but they’re not part of the human condition. If 11 guys in the group of 10,000 are ISIS—how can I take that chance?

He decline to “knock” President Obama and suggested that the President simply was “never prepared” for ISIS, but that his uncertainty shows he is not a leader. “We’re not stopping them [ISIS], We are just reporting what they are doing. That is ridiculous,” Lewis added.

Trump is certain. Like Lewis in his hey-day, he also is an entertainer, and that scores well for Lewis, who said of Trump:

I think he’s great. He’s a showman and we’ve never had a showman in the president’s chair.

Arroyo reminded Lewis that Ronald Reagan also was a showman, but Lewis insisted, “Well, that’s different. You can’t make do a comparison on Ronald Reagan because I can do three hours on him with just praise, he was so good.”

There is bigger difference between Reagan and Trump The former President entered the White House after having been in politics as governor of California, or as wacky comedian Tom Lehrer once sang. “We finally have a President who can do a song and dance.”


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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


  1. WRONG.

    The followers of Islam have been indoctrinated since infancy that Islam and its faithful will eventually rule the earth. The commands canonized in their Qur’an very explicitly make that a point and dictate that it should be accomplished by slaying the Jew and the infidel until the task is accomplished. Again, this is what Muslims from childhood are taught, believe and expect. The orthodox Muslims that practice it are labeled “terrorists”, "radicals" or some other euphemistic label that lets Islam itself off the hook, when in fact they are carrying out to the letter explicit and very clear Islamic religious commands. An example would be to say that there is a problem with the radical SS, thus implying that Nazism itself would otherwise be okay if it were not for those pesky SS.

    Regarding Trump, enter his name in the search box on the left side of Debbie Schlussel's site. Debbie will get your brain into calibration for you.

    The solution is to learn about Islam.

    Islam itself must be outlawed and eradicated.

    I propose that no decent person can remain a follower of Islam. Islam commands that its followers must not take infidels as friends. And indeed what decent person can claim to be your friend yet remain a willing follower of a religion which has indoctrinated them since earliest childhood that they are commanded to either murder you or at very least subjugate you to the status of a dhimmi, to expect that their religion will become superior over all other religions, to practice taqqiya and kitman in claiming to be your friend all the while knowing it is the opposite that is true. Digusting.

    Yea, that's right. Wake up. THIS.IS.ISLAM.

    And just because there are 1.8 billion Muslims, that does not make the problem insurmountable but rather simply a larger problem. And thus it needs to be dealt with initially in a different fashion.

    Search for the following: "Learn about Islam. That is the most important thing for people to do. Learn who it is that you are not." – Samuel Lurie

    “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”- Bukhari (52:177); Hadith (Website: The Religion of Peace)

  2. he was prepared to be president as a child, he was groomed, prepared the way you would program a computer, and then managed and controlled by Val Jar and others, so that he believes a book of lies about himself… it’s known as the Stockholm syndrome… there’s no one more convincing than a ‘movie program’ that he believes himself to be…

  3. Actually Joan he was NOT groomed to be president as a child. As a child he was just groomed to be a good muslim like his muslim father and uncles nothing more. In his childhood he attended an Islamic ‘Madrasas’ dressed in Islamic garments later recanting ‘The sound of Islamic call to prayers was the sweetest sound I ever heard (from childhood)’

  4. True, being a showman doesn’t qualify you alone. But being a multi-billionaire who has made their money through negotiation with other businesses people and governments DOES qualify you.

    Having children that aren’t taking drugs, and aren’t marrying and divorcing every 5 minutes; and have taken over the business while Don does the presidential thing shows leadership qualities that are RARE today.

    And I don’t think Obama is a showman, it’s easy not to look like an idiot when the media does your PR for you.

  5. The city of L.A have designated a downtown block for assorted bible quoting chaps like you. they stand there with a bible and tell us what we do wrong.we need you mr. Lips, to add another voice of hate! .Your life's mission,come with your bible.

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