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Trump: Jews That Vote Democrat Have ‘A Total Lack Of Knowledge Or Great Disloyalty’

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Trump: Jews That Vote Democrat Have ‘A Total Lack Of Knowledge Or Great Disloyalty’




President Trump on Tuesday said he thinks “Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” and blasted Democratic lawmakers who want to cut aid to Israel.

“I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump told reporters during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Romania.

Trump’s comments came as he accused Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of hating Israel and the Jewish people, and he complained that Democrats should also be criticizing them.




“The concept of even talking about this … of cutting off aid to Israel because of two people that hate Israel and hate Jewish people, I can’t believe we’re even having this conversation,” Trump said in the Oval Office.

“Where has the Democratic Party gone?” he continued. “Where have they gone … where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel?”

Liberal Jewish groups swiftly condemned Trump’s Tuesday remarks.

“At a time when anti-Semitic incidents have increased — due to the president’s emboldening of white nationalism — Trump is repeating an anti-Semitic trope. If this is about Israel, then Trump is repeating a dual loyalty claim, which is a form of anti-Semitism. If this is about Jews being ‘loyal’ to him, then Trump needs a reality check,” said Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America.

Trump angered Jewish groups and others in 2017 when he said there were “very fine people on both sides” of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., where marchers carried Nazi banners and chanted anti-Semitic slogans.





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