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‘You’re disgusting’: Larry David said to yell at Alan Dershowitz over Trump ties

Legal commentator retorts that comedian was ‘writing bad jokes’ while he was bringing ‘peace in the Middle East’

In this September 27, 2017 photo, Larry David attends the premiere of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' at the SVA Theatre in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
In this September 27, 2017 photo, Larry David attends the premiere of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' at the SVA Theatre in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

JTA — Alan Dershowitz’s Martha’s Vineyard vacations are still prettay, prettay uncomfortable.

Larry David “screamed” at the prominent United States legal commentator at a popular convenience store on the island, the New York Post reported on Wednesday, over Dershowitz’s ties to the Donald Trump camp in recent years.

Those ties have made him a pariah at the posh vacation spot since at least 2018, reports have claimed. But the David episode, involving two of the world’s most prominent Jews, is circulating on the internet for its humorous details.

David apparently hit Dershowitz with this line, among others: “It’s disgusting. Your whole enclave — it’s disgusting. You’re disgusting!”

The lawyer clapped back before he “drove off in an old, dirty Volvo.”

Dershowitz didn’t find the scene to be funny, he said. After David critiqued him for cozying up to former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Dershowitz told the Post that he worked with Pompeo, a former student of his at Harvard, on the Trump administration’s Israel policy.

“While [David] was writing bad jokes, I was helping to bring about peace in the Middle East,” Dershowitz said.

Professor Alan Dershowitz (right) listens to US President Donald Trump speak during a Hanukkah Reception in the East Room of the White House, on December 11, 2019. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/AFP)

Dershowitz defended Trump against impeachment calls through several TV interviews during his presidency, and critics have also pointed to the famed O.J. Simpson defender’s ties to the late disgraced Jewish financier Jeffrey Epstein. In response, many of his liberal Martha’s Vineyard friends, such as David, now shun Dershowitz.

“I’m reveling not whining,” he tweeted in 2018. “I’m proud of taking an unpopular, principled position that gets me shunned by partisan zealots. It’s not about me. I couldn’t care less about being shunned by such people.”

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