President Trump, told a group of Republican donors on Sunday that “Democrats hate Jewish people” and he does not understand how any Jewish person could vote for one.
“The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party,” he told reporters on Friday.
Later, promoting a group called “Jexodus” that’s urging Jews to leave the Democratic Party, he tweeted a quote from group spokesperson Elizabeth Pipko, a former Trump campaign staffer. “There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party,” he quoted her as saying. “They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.”
Democrats noted in response that the vast majority of Jews have voted for Democrats in recent elections, and all but two Jewish members of Congress are Democrats.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president’s views.
Referring to the Rep. Omar controvery, she said that “Democrats have had a number of opportunities to condemn specific comments and have refused to do that. They’re unwilling to call this what it is and call it out by name, and take actual action against members who have done things like this.”