Donald Trump rebukes anti-Israel 'radical left lunatics' for wreaking havoc in US, says it'll 'get worse'

Donald Trump rebukes anti-Israel 'radical left lunatics' for wreaking havoc in US, says it'll 'get worse'
Donald Trump praised law enforcement officers for clearing encampments at Columbia University's Hamilton Hall (Getty Images, YouTube/Today)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Former President Donald Trump has censured the anti-Israel "radical left lunatics" for creating havoc at higher educational institutions nationwide, noting that the antisemitism on campuses is promoted by the left and not conservatives.

"This is a movement from the left. These are radical left lunatics, and they've got to be stopped now because it's going to go on and on. And it's going to get worse, and worse," Trump said Thursday morning, May 2, outside of a Manhattan courtroom where he is standing trial.

"And, you know, they take over countries, and we're not letting them take over the USA. We're not letting the radical left morons take over this country," he asserted.

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Donald Trump has censured the anti-Israel 'radical left lunatics' for creating havoc at higher educational institutions nationwide (Getty Images)

Student agitators have infiltrated college campuses nationwide in recent weeks

Student agitators have barged in through the college campuses nationwide in recent weeks, including the mob at Columbia University taking over the campus’ iconic Hamilton Hall building, while schools such as UCLA, Harvard, and Yale are working to clear student encampments where protesters demand their elite schools completely divest from Israel.


Who are backing these anti-Israel protests in the US?

The protests are reportedly linked with groups tied to far-left organizations backed by dark money and liberal mega-donor George Soros, Fox News reported.

Predominantly, the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) has had a large presence amid the protests on Columbia University’s campus, as well as on the campuses of UCLA, Tufts, and the University of Texas at Austin.


Donald Trump praises NYC and LA authorities

In his remarks on Thursday, May 2, Trump praised law enforcement officers in New York City and Los Angeles for working to clear encampments and Columbia's Hamilton Hall and make arrests amid the chaos.

"I'm so proud of the New York's finest… I know so many of them. They're incredible. They did a good job at Columbia and likewise in Los Angeles. They did a really good job at UCLA. It was very much embedded," said Trump.

"And just so you understand, this is the radical left. This is a movement from the left, not from the right. The right is not your problem. Despite what law enforcement likes to say, the FBI director said that he worries about the right," he added.


NYC Mayor Eric Adams issues a statement amid the ongoing anti-Israel protests

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said approximately 300 people were detained when police responded to protests at Columbia University and nearby City College of New York. The NYPD's latest count has a total of 282 arrests, 109 at Columbia and 173 at City College. It's unclear how many students are arrested. 


"There is a movement to radicalize young people, and I'm not going to wait until it's done and all of a sudden acknowledge the existence of it," Adams said Wednesday, May 1, as he continued to blame "outside agitators" for escalating the situation.

"This is a global problem that young people are being influenced by those who are professionals at radicalizing our children," he added.

"We're proud to say they have been removed from the campus," the mayor added, per CBS News. "While those who broke into the building did include students, they were led by people who were not affiliated with the university."


Internet reacts to Trump slamming anti-Israel agitators for causing on-campus mayhem nationwide

Internet drew mixed responses after the former president criticized the anti-Israel rebels for disrupting college campuses and praised the authorities for curbing down the protests.

One user tweeted, "Trump's words aren't relevant," and another said, "Whatever. Close the border. Deport."

"You, Donald, are the problem; not the solution," opined one, while another wrote, "Trump is right again."





"America's biggest enemy is its own democracy, which is now being used against itself. Get George Soros and the Palestinians out of America. They are your enemies," penned one.


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