Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough raked former judge and current TV right-wing personality Jeanine Pirro over the coals for claiming on her Fox News show that Trump had fulfilled a “biblical prophecy” by moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Pirro opened her Fox News show on Saturday, according to The Hill, by saying that Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “sent Iranians, who are the descendants of Persia, a message to reflect on their own history” and a “huge signal to Iran and Shiite Muslims that we stood with the more moderate Sunnis.”
It was the King of Persia who, 1,000 years before Mohammed was even born, that said Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people’s country. There will be no Ottoman Empires or Shia nations that will destroy Jerusalem any longer….Like King Cyrus before him, [Trump] fulfilled the biblical prophecy of the God worshipped by Jews, Christians and, yes, Muslims, that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state and that the Jewish people finally deserve a righteous, free and sovereign Israel.
This was too much for Scarborough, and he decided to fight fire with biblical fire with some major snark thrown in for good measure:
I think it is in Lamentations…the verse that she quoted after that, showing that truly these are biblical times, that “a porn star will be born unto you, and her name shall be Stormy ‘Stephanie Clifford’ Daniels.”
When Jeanine Pirro is telling you about how Donald Trump is moving the embassy to Jerusalem is all talked about thousands and thousands of years ago—you know we have entered into special times.
Contributor Jon Meacham then quipped,
We are “past where the buses run,” I think is what we used to say.
According to the New York Times, the new embassy was formally relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel. The opening was met by massive protests by Palestinians at the Gaza border, where at least 52 Palestinians were killed by Israelis, with at least 1,700 more reported wounded. The Times called it the bloodiest day in a series of demonstrations that began seven weeks ago against Israel’s economic blockade of Gaza.
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