A U.S. President who speaks Yiddish?

There is evidence that, no matter what, the future President of the Younited (as in Yuuuge) States may be fluent in basic Yiddish.  Oy!

TrumpDonald Trump’s comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton — former first lady, former U.S. senator, former secretary of state, woman — “got schlonged” in her 2008 primary run is prima facie evidence of his command of the Yiddish language.   “Many goyim, he said, are confused by the large number of Yiddish terms beginning with ‘schl’ or ‘schm’ (schlemiel, schlemazzle, schmeggegge, schlub, schlock, schlep, schmutz, schnook), and use them incorrectly or interchangeably.”  Further evidence…

2016 Bernie Sanders for President in Hebrew ButtonBernie Sanders, a Jew,  grew up in Brooklyn. What else needs to be said?  Sanders’ friend Richard Sugarman, an Orthodox Jew who teaches religious studies at the University of Vermont confirmed that Bernie’s Jewish identity is strong, but certainly more ethnic and cultural than religious.   Stay tuned for Bernie’s victory speech in Yiddish!

HillaryWhat about Hillary?  According to C-Span, Hillary “once took a Yiddish lesson” as part of her 2000 senatorial campaign.  Yes, she was running for Senator of the great State of New York and Yiddish is the second language there, at least in NYC.  In a 1994 article in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Hillary described herself as a “mensch”,  shloomping upstairs in the White House in her jogging suit…

A broch!

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