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Genocide Joe Slogans brought up at Donald Trump’s rally, his response

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Genocide Joe Slogans brought up at Donald Trump's rally, his response

Trump will face Joe Biden in the US elections later this year

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Amid the escalation in West Asia following Iran’s drone strike on Israel, ‘Genocide Joe’ slogans against US President Joe Biden were raised at a public meeting by former President Donald Trump, who later called it this year will compete against Biden in the American elections. As slogans grew louder in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, Trump said: “They’re not wrong. They’re not wrong. He did everything wrong.”

“Genocide Joe” is a phrase used by pro-Palestinian protesters to condemn Biden for unconditionally supporting Israel for its offensive against Gaza, especially in the wake of Hamas’s October 7 attacks. More than 33,000 Palestinians have been killed so far.

The use of the slogan at a Trump rally and his endorsement of it are curious, to say the least. The Republican leader has unequivocally sided with Israel on the Palestinian issue. In an interview earlier this month, he even said that Israel must “finish what they started” and “end it quickly.” “You have to put an end to it, and you have to get back to normality. And I’m not sure I love the way they’re doing it, because you have to get the win. to get a win, and that takes a long time,” he said on The Hugh Hewitt Show.

The former US president defended his comments in an interview with Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, saying Israel should “end” its war with Hamas and that the country was losing “a lot of support” in the world. “What I said very clearly is: put an end to it, and let’s go back to peace and stop killing people. And that’s a very simple statement. Put an end to it. They have to finish what they’re finishing. They have to get it.” done,” he doubled down.

Responding to Iran firing more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel, Trump said at the Pennsylvania rally: “God bless the people of Israel. They are currently under attack. That is because we are showing great weakness.”

The “weakness” comment was an apparent jab at his rival, Biden. The 81-year-old leader has publicly expressed his “ironclad” support for Israeli government Benjamin Netanyahu, but multiple US media reports say he is looking to de-escalate. With the elections approaching, Biden is being extra cautious and aware that his handling of the situation in West Asia is being closely watched.

The attack on an Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria, reportedly by Israel, and Tehran’s drone strike have further complicated the US situation. While Netanyahu has promised an appropriate response, a senior US official told the AFP news agency that Biden has told the Israeli prime minister that Washington will not provide military support for any retaliation. “We would not be part of any response. We could not imagine participating in such an act,” he said.

Iran, meanwhile, has warned that its response “will be much greater” than the drone strikes if Israel retaliates. The chief of Iran’s armed forces, General Mohammad Bagheri, has told state media that it will also target US bases if Washington backs Israel’s counterattack.