Donald Trump loves to pretend he’s never gone bankrupt. But the fact checkers say he’s filed for bankruptcy no less than six times over the years. In fact he has his very own bankruptcy attorney, David Friedman. And now it turns out, in a move which means irony truly may be dead, Trump has given his bankruptcy lawyer an Ambassador position.
Trump is set to name Friedman as the United States Ambassador to Israel, according to a new CNN report. This is problematic for a number of political reasons, the least of which is that American pro-Israel groups including J Street are vehemently opposed to the idea of Friedman’s appointment, criticizing the pick as “beyond the pale.” And it’s not that difficult to figure out why Jews don’t want Friedman acting as liaison between the United States and Israel: he’s a scumbag.
David Friedman isn’t just any bankruptcy attorney. He’s the guy who helped Donald Trump pull off three strategic bankruptcies in Atlantic City which were aimed at screwing his investors. And in case there’s any doubt about Friedman’s brazenness, he brags about being Trump’s Atlantic City bankruptcy attorney on his legal site, seemingly just to rub it in.
Friedman is also the kind of guy who has accused liberal Jews of being Nazi accomplices, because he’s just that kind of scumbag. Ambassadors are supposed to play diplomatic roles, and Donald Trump could not have found a more inappropriate individual to be the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. But as has been the case with his other administration picks, that appears to be the point. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution: