Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Donald Trump says Jewish people who vote for Democrats show 'great disloyalty'

Democratic Representative from Michigan Rashida Tlaib wipes away a tear Democratic Representative from Michigan Rashida Tlaib wipes away a tear AAP
Deanna Wagner | 21 August, 2019, 18:42

Both Tlaib and Omar are known for their anti-Israeli commentary.

"Let me say this to the president".

"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.

Polls found that 76-79 percent of Jews voted for Democrats in November's midterm elections, mirroring a long history of backing the party. "Where have they gone where they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?".

Matt Boxer, a professor at Brandeis University who has studied Jewish voting patterns, said that Jewish Americans have historically supported the Democratic Party by large numbers because they see it as more open to immigrants and minorities.

Tlaib and Omar for their "disgusting" behavior against Israel and pushes back on warnings of a potential recession. Tlaib later canceled plans to visit her grandmother after being given special permission because, she said, the Jewish country tried to "silence" her.

"We must be asking - as Israel's ally - the Netanyahu government [to] stop the expansion of settlements on Palestinian land and ensure full rights for Palestinians if we are to give them aid", Omar said on Monday at a news conference in Minnesota, alongside Tlaib. Both congresswomen support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a global protest of Israel.

Leading Jewish Democratic politicians also excoriated Trump for his comments. "It is unsafe and shameful for President Trump to attack the large majority of the American Jewish community as unintelligent and 'disloyal, '" Bayroff said.

"That was just one of many lies. False charges of disloyalty over the centuries have led to Jews being murdered, jailed and tortured".

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During a speech to Jewish Republicans in April, Trump referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "your prime minister" when addressing the attendees.

Mr Trump's comments prompted condemnation from Jewish groups, which charged the president with anti-Semitism by questioning the loyalty of Jewish citizens, part of a longstanding trope accusing Jewish people of dual allegiance. "The @GOP, when rarely confronted w/anti-Semitism of elected members always acts swiftly and decisively to punish and remove".

"We must be careful to maintain support for Israel both in the political system and among the American public", he told Army Radio, appearing to offer a tepid censure of the U.S. president.

Recent polls show that a majority of Jewish Americans identify as Democrats. "They said that they were denied due to their faith. (Data on Jewish voters were not available in 2010.)" a November 2018 Pew Research study found. "Obviously she hates Jews more than she likes her grandmother, obviously". Omar is a disaster for Jewish people.

"It's not the first time he's said something like that", he said.

The Republican Jewish Committee, however, sided with Trump. "You want to control your politicians, that's fine".

"When he ran the closing ad of his campaign, which was basically kind of the greatest hits of the elders of Zion when he re-tweeted the photoshopped image of Hillary Clinton with the star of David with a pile of money and deflected and said it was an illusion to frozen".

Trump has for weeks been attacking Tlaib and Omar, along with first-term lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley - all progressive women of colour.

"We all decided as a family that I could not go until I was a free, American, United States congresswoman".