President Donald Trump came under heavy criticism on Tuesday after he called American Jews who vote for Democrats either ignorant or disloyal.
“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump said from the Oval Office during a White House pool spray Tuesday afternoon.
Here's the video of Trump saying, "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
Via CSPAN pic.twitter.com/ZKv4qP6tQ1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 20, 2019
The Pew Research Center found that 79 percent of Jewish Americans voted Democratic in their local House race during the 2018 midterms. In 2016, 71 percent voted for Hillary Clinton, compared to 24 percent for Trump.
“This is a disgusting comment that indicates Trump has no idea why many of us have been so sickened by the anti-Semitism of Omar & Tlaib,” Philip Klein, executive editor of the Washington Examiner — a conservative magazine — wrote on Twitter.
This is a disgusting comment that indicates Trump has no idea why many of us have been so sickened by the anti-Semitism of Omar & Tlaib. https://t.co/U42ESMDHSG
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) August 20, 2019
Oh my 🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/hChOjPAzHV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 20, 2019
Well to be accurate he said ignorant or disloyal, but either way it’s vile. This is truly out of control. https://t.co/lqQEzhA1sF
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) August 20, 2019
a tyrannic leader calling the majority of Jews in the country disloyal sounds familiar for some reason https://t.co/GCeoSo1wZj
— maura quint (@behindyourback) August 20, 2019
Here’s the president accusing the majority of American Jews of either being stupid or disloyal https://t.co/gFX9ABuAO2
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) August 20, 2019
Is calling the 8 out of 10 of American Jews who voted Democratic in 2018 “disloyal” anti-Semitic or nah? https://t.co/sLXYdMF450
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) August 20, 2019
The president just called around 75% of American Jews ignorant and/or disloyal, which IMO is straightforward antisemitism but if you're in the other 25% your mileage may vary https://t.co/5jzQS4ODQX
— David Klion🔥 (@DavidKlion) August 20, 2019
The entire genesis of the attacks against Omar and The Squad was a garbled quote about "allegiance" that some folks took to mean she was accusing Jews of "dual loyalty."
Here is Trump EXPLICITLY saying 8 in 10 American Jews are "disloyal."
— Dan Lavoie (@djlavoie) August 20, 2019
If you’re a Jewish American who doesn’t support him, the President just accused you of disloyalty. https://t.co/4Ye83QGdHh
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 20, 2019
Gosh, saying any Jewish person who doesn't support you is greatly disloyal sounds awfully familiar. https://t.co/G3gLpLU1wF
— Alex Whitcomb (@AlexWhitcomb) August 20, 2019
So is Liz Cheney going to denounce loyalty tests for Jews or … https://t.co/pgyi9FFEj1
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) August 20, 2019