Truman

McCullough, David

Touchstone, 1992

p. 598

Truman became exasperated in late 1947 by the flood of letters and telegrams concerning Palestine. Truman resented the hectoring tone of many of the letters. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt: “The action of some of our United States Zionists will eventually prejudice everyone against what they are trying to get done. I fear very much that the Jews are like all underdogs. When they get on top, they are just as intolerant and as cruel as the people were to them when they were underneath.” One day Truman snapped, “Jesus Christ couldn’t please them when he was on earth, so how could anyone expect that I would have any luck?”