Trump made Nazi ‘ovens’ joke in front of Jewish execs , ex-employee claims

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Trump made Nazi ‘ovens’ joke in front of Jewish execs , ex-employee claims

Former employee Barbara Res made the claims in an interview on US TV

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Donald Trump once made jokes about Nazi “ovens” while Jewish executives were in the same room, a former employee of his presidency organisation has claimed.

Barbara Res – a lead engineer on the construction of Trump Tower and author of a memoir, Tower of Lies – alleged:”We had just hired a residential manager, a German guy.

“And Donald [Trump] was bragging among – to us executives, there were four of us – about how great the guy was and he was a real gentleman, and he was so neat and clean. And he looked at a couple of our executives who happen to be Jewish, and he said, ‘Watch out for this guy – he sort of remembers the ovens,’ you know, and then smiled.

“Everybody was shocked,” she added in an interview with MSNBC. “I couldn’t believe he said that. But he was making a joke about the Nazi ovens and killing people, and that’s the way he was.”

Res made the claim after Trump held a weekend election campaign rally in Philadelphia. Both Trump and Joe Biden are attempting to court the Jewish vote in November’s election.

She left her post in 1998, claiming mistreatment by Trump of her as well as other members of staff.

Biden’s handling of Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza is up for debate within the community.

Trump has since argued that Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats hate both Israel and Judaism, saying that he and his Republican party are better placed to help end the Gaza war.

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