"If you want to vote Democrat you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and Israel", Trump said in remarks to reporters at the White House after saying Tuesday that Jews who vote Democrat are guilty of "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty".
The hashtag, #DisloyalToTrump, trended on Twitter on Tuesday evening into Wednesday with many calling the president's comments anti-Semitic. Opinion polls in recent years have shown sharp differences in support for Israel among American Jews, with Republicans far more supportive than the Democratic majority.
Israel's preliminary choice to disclaim entry to Tlaib and Omar adopted a tweet by Trump final week that stated approving the go to would "show great weakness" on Israel's half. Israel later relented and said Tlaib could visit her grandmother in the West Bank. "But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy", Omar said at a press conference in her home state. "We live in a democracy, and Jewish support for the Republican Party has been halved in the past four years".
Omar responded to the president's comment with a two-word tweet.
"And in fact, I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States", Sanders added, presumably referring to himself. Tlaib characterized the decision as being "banned from traveling to Israel and Palestine". "If this is about Jews being "loyal" to him, then Trump needs a reality check". Marco Rubio, but even from normally supportive American Jewish organizations such as AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee. I love musical theater, "as seen on TV" products and carbs.
Said Anti-Defamation League leader Jonathan Greenblatt, "It's unclear who @POTUS is claiming Jews would be "disloyal" to, but charges of disloyalty have always been used to attack Jews".
The Kan public broadcaster's diplomatic affairs reporter Gili Cohen published a copy of what she said was a "tentative agenda" of Omar and Tlaib's trip itinerary that was slated to begin Sunday afternoon, which included meetings with United States embassy officials, worldwide organizations, American expatriates, a Palestine Liberation Organization official and others, as well as stops at a Palestinian hospital in Jerusalem, a refugee camp in Bethlehem, a Palestinian university near Ramallah and a Bedouin village facing a possible demolition. The nonprofit Republican Jewish Coalition, however, stood by Trump's comments.
US Jews overwhelmingly vote for Democratic candidates in elections, which Trump has also criticised.
"Mueller's is smaller than Trump's", Root said, according to Right Wing Watch.
I'm an American Jew and an American patriot. I am a proud Jewish person. "Their anger and frustration are compounded by the widespread perception that in their hour of need, the prime minister of Israel is siding with their defamer". "His comments today are yet another sign of his anti-Semitic nature". And I have no concerns about voting Democratic.
That protection, nonetheless, stood in distinction to the group's sharp denunciations of latest remarks made by Democrats. That was a five percent decrease from 2017, but a 99 percent increase compared with 2015 figures, the ADL said.
"This is yet another example of Donald Trump continuing to weaponise and politicise anti-Semitism", said Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. "She said I'm her dream manifested", Tlaib stated as she began to cry. "I'm her free bird", Tlaib recalled.