Trump’s Friend In Coma From Coronavirus Is A Jewish Real Estate Mogul, Vanity Fair Reports

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NEW YORK (JTA) – The friend whose case President Donald Trump cited as a point in his realization of the dimensions of the coronavirus crisis is a Jewish real estate mogul named Stanley Chera, Vanity Fair reported.

Chera is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in a coma, the magazine reported.

“Boy, did that hit home. Stan is like one of his best friends,” Bill White, a Trump campaign donor, told Vanity Fair in a story posted Wednesday.

A day earlier, Trump in the daily White House briefing on fighting the pandemic described some of the factors that led him to realize the seriousness of the pandemic.

“When you send a friend to the hospital, and you call up to find out how is he doing — it happened to me, where he goes to the hospital, he says goodbye,” Trump said. “He’s sort of a tough guy. A little older, a little heavier than he’d like to be, frankly. And you call up the next day: ‘How’s he doing?’ And he’s in a coma? This is not the flu.”

Chera, 78, is part of the tight-knit Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. In 2014, he was honored at the gala dinner of the American Friends of the Rabin Medical Center.

Chera and his sons own Crown Acquisitions. Chera has also done business with the family of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.

It was not the first time that Trump mentioned the friend. At the briefing Monday he said, “I have some friends that are unbelievably sick. We thought they were going in for a mild stay. And, in one case, he’s unconscious — in a coma. And you say, ‘How did that happen?’”

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27 COMMENTS

  1. All the projections for weeks said 200,000 Americans might perish from this ‘mild cold’. Only when a close pal of his got sick did he wake up. The other 199,999 didn’t matter…

    • To a certain extent all humans are that way. When chinese got it nobody cared but when we see frum yidden getting nifter from it, it hits home

      • Trump said it’s a flu and we shouldn’t shut down.

        Now says many people believed it’s the flu but it’s so much worse.

        He’s actually trying to claim that he knew better the whole time.

        Sad

    • Yes. See, projections aren’t always terribly reliable; remember, there were also projections that by now NYC would be underwater, for example. Or of large numbers of deaths because of the repeal of net neutrality. Or that World War III would break out after Soleimani was killed. For that matter, with the current Chinese virus, there were projections of millions of deaths in the USA. In short, garbage in, garbage out.

      And considering that Trump has been doing something about this for quite some time now – there was his ban on travel from China, for example, which the usual suspects promptly damned as racist – then no, it’s not that he “woke up.” It’s that Trump, like most normal people, sees a new dimension of things when it happens to someone close to him.

      • To ban direct flights to China and entry to Chinese Nationals with no questioning incoming arrivals whether they’d been to China, no system in place for those that had been, and no further spread containment follow through for 6 WEEKS (6 weeks is an infinity in fighting this virus, and he said repeatedly during those 6 weeks that this is a hoax and a joke), shows that the Chinese ban was in fact noting more than a racist overture. After the fact, when he was being lambasted for his inexcusable inaction and disparaging of the seriousness, which will likely lead to tremendous unnecessary loss of life, his advisors started sifting through his past statements to see if there’s anything he said that looked intelligent, and found the half baked Chinese been that in hindsight, when viewed out of context, looked more astute than racist.

        • So in other words, his travel ban actually saved lives, but you won’t credit him with that, because it goes against your theological certainty that Orange Man Bad.

  2. Until now, we were told that we must vote for Trump because he freed Rubashkin.
    Now , he is directly responsible for the blood of so many צדיקים וקדושים. Including the parnassah lost by so many yidden.
    I hope that you rethink your voting for a person who never was and still isn’t qualified to be POTUS.

    Fox news hosts and Rush and Hannity are even more directly responsible for the מיתת צדיקים due to their minimizing the value of every single life by calling this a simple flu and allowing POTUS to delay reacting to the pandemic.

    How many yidden have to ר”ל die before you realize that Republicans are חביבים עליהם ממונם יותר מגופם ?

    • You might want to ask the rabbis of the shuls and roshei Yeshivos who left the places of worship & Torah study open AFTER they were told to close them. They might also bear some responsibility

    • Nope. The WHO, for example, has those מיתות צדיקים on their hands, since they were claiming that the coronavirus can’t be spread from one person to another, and therefore made the outbreak far worse. Similarly, those people – i.e., the various Democrat politicians – who would have been allowing travel from China into February, and criticized Trump for banning it, and continued with their “impeachment” farce at the time, are those who have those מיתות צדיקים on their hands.

      Both of those groups have this in common: they love their cash from China, and even now are parroting the Chinese propaganda that is trying to shift the blame away from them for covering the outbreak up in the first place.

      In short, your thesis is completely backwards. It’s the equivalent of you blaming Hatzolah for a person’s death in a car accident, rather than the driver who caused it in the first place.

    • How right you are!! But UA is still shilling for the orange virus because that’s his job. Would not surprise me one bit if it turns out he gets paid for every pro orange virus he posts on VIN.

    • HAY YOU! PLEASE DON’T BLAME ANYONE ITS אין עוד מלבדו its all from above! and he is only doing good things, some (most) time we do not understand his ways!!

    • I love your response. Kol hakovod, and hope you & family are well and safe.
      Try to have a quiet family seder and remember, Eliyahu will bring the refuah to
      Makkos Trumporos.

    • The real reason is Hkbh who killed these tzadikim not president trump – we know he controls the minds of the kings as well

      We don’t know his reasons we only know hashem controls the world so stop blaming trump or any other person

      No one could have predicted the scale of what’s going on it’s unprecedented- on purim did you go out of your house? Bec maybe we can blame any Jew who did! Purim was the catalyst of what’s happening in the frum community

  3. The reality is that under Obama and his gang this USA allowed nothing constructive to be done. For ten years the US knew they might need more ventilators, they even calculated the exact number that would be needed in a pandemic. They started contracts, paid a company to make them. As Obama’s gang partied the firm was acquired, the new owners asked for more money, then sold the firm again. The money was lost, time was lost and here we are with nothing. If I ran my business that was I would be broke or in jail.
    Thank Obama for this mess. They fiddled away the decade.

  4. “Real Reason” you are not really reasoning. B”SD
    We haven’t forgotten that the democrats ARMED IRAN AGAINST ISRAEL with ATOMIC WEAPONS.
    We haven’t forgotten that O bama BLOCKED Israeli-paid for weapons from being to delivered to Israel in the midst of one of the Gaza Wars.
    We haven’t forgotten that the democratic party platform calls for forcing Israel back to the pre-1967 War Auschwitz borders.
    No! TRUMP IS THE RIGHT MAN!
    CHINA, massively backed up by the leftist media, WITHHELD CORONAVIRUS DATA FROM THE WORLD FOR 2 MONTHS!! That same LEFT said that TRUMP WAS RACIST FOR BLOCKING TRAVELERS FROM CHINA TO AMERICA.
    BOTTOM LINE is that America would have been under much worse circumstances if, G-d forbid, the left had been in control. Thank G-d for TRUMP!

  5. LETS EXAMINE SOME COMMENTORS HATRED:
    …..ISRAELITES WERE WORKING FOR THE EGYPTIANS 4000 YEARS AGO UNTIL A MAJOR SHIFT IN GOVERNMENT POLICY,THEN ISRAEL BECAME SLAVES……
    …..MANY JEWS WERE WORKING IN GERMANY FOR HITLER UNTIL A MAJOR SHIFT AND BECAME HITLERS ACCOMPLICE……
    ……THE CHIEF GERMAN RABBI KILLED 16 MILLION PEOPLE BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE THE WISDOM TO FORSEE A WORLD WAR 11…..
    ……THE ISRAELITE LEADER KNEW HIS PEOPLE WOULD BECOME SLAVES GETTING A SHARE OF THE MONEY PHAROAH PROMISED……
    ……PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A MEDICINE FACTORY IN CHINA AND PLANEED THE VIRUS ONE YEAR AGO……
    ……BRITAIN LOVED THE JEWS SO MUCH AND WANTED THE JEWS IN 1947/48 TO SHARE THEIR WISDOM IN NATION BUILDING THAT BRITIAN PUT A QUOTA ON JEWS ENTERING ISRAEL AGAIN…
    ……SPAIN WAS INTERESTED IN NATION BUILDING ASKING JEWS TO ACCEPT THEIR TEACHING SO THE SPANISH INQUISITION WAS MAIMONIDES FAULT PREPLANNED 300 YEARS EARLIER……
    ….CHINESE RATS IN MIDDLE AGES WERE BRED BY THE JEWS CAUSING THE BLACK PLAQUES BECAUSE JEWS WERE DOCTORS AND WANTED MORE BUSINESS….
    ……PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A MEDICINE FACTORY IN CHINA AND PLANEED THE VIRUS ONE YEAR AGO……
    ……PRESIDENT TRUMPS JEWISH BUSINESS PARTNERS MANUFACTURE FACE MASKS AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES IN CHINA AND MADE SURE THAT TRADE WITH CHINA WOULD CONTINUE…..

    NOW I CAN GO ONE WITH THE RABBIS WANTING……..LETS TALK ABOUT…….. FOR TOURIST DOLLARS IN ISRAEL…ALLOWING ONE TRANSGRESSION AFTER ANOTHER……
    ………………….WHICH ONE OF THESE EXAMPLES ARE THE TRUE ONE………………………

  6. Isn’t the identity of patients and their medical condition supposed to be confidential information protected by the health laws? How did the news media ascertain the identity of this ill person?

  7. To Real Reason,
    You are blaming Trump for the sad situation ?
    That’s ridiculous! NOBODY took it seriously. Even today people are still davening together and mixing together. We must not waste time blaming Trump but ask what Hashem wants from us!!!!

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