"I think if you vote for a Democrat, you are very, very disloyal to Israel and to the Jewish people", Trump said in an exchange with reporters outside the White House before departing for an event in Kentucky.
The one-year sentence handed down on Thursday by a Canadian court against the editor of an antisemitic publication was praised. There Omar called on congressional Democrats to reconsider the scale of U.S. military and financial aid to Israel in the light of the Israeli government's unprecedented refusal to allow elected USA government officials-herself and Tlaib-to enter the country.
After Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Trump to King Cyrus of Persia, who allowed Jews to return to Israel, ending their historic exile in Babylon.
Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, said that "charges of disloyalty have always been used to attack Jews". They love him like he is the second coming of God.But American Jews don't know him or like him.
"Nevertheless the theme of disloyal American Jews from this President continues".
Now it's Trump who accuses Jews supporting the Democratic Party of disloyalty.
The president also took to Twitter to thank Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative radio host often criticized for promoting conspiracy theories, for saying that Jewish people in Israel love Trump "like he's the King of Israel" and "like he is the second coming of God". He then went on to apparently refer to Jewish Americans' supposed loyalties to Israel and how voting Democratic was disloyal to the country. The United States is Israel's foremost ally.
"Such a statement is a resurrection of a centuries-old, exceedingly offensive and equally harmful canard", they continued.
Taking the entirety of the president's remarks, the latter appears more to be the case as the president defended Israel. The "Never Again Action" group has claimed to have shut down dozens of ICE detention centers and field offices across the country.
"Keep in mind - Muslims more so than most people have great animosity towards Israel and the Jewish faith", he said. Pew's poll did not break out by religion, but an earlier Pew study from 2014 and 2015 found 81% of Israel's population was Jewish.
"We take the president seriously, not literally".
Zeldin, who is one of the two Jewish Republicans in Congress, said the president has followed through with many promises he made over Israel. "He has pursued policies, he has secured victories to strengthen that relationship, that alliance between the United States and Israel".
Trump is not seeking to win Jewish votes in the 2020 election through such statements.
Any anti-Occupation activist, or even passive supporter of J Street or the New Israel Fund, will have their own story about being accused of disloyalty, of being a "Kapo", of being self-hating. He objected to their signatures on the 17-person congressional request because, he said, their anti-Israel positions are the "antithesis" of "strong bipartisan support for Israel".