Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (L) speaks beside US President Donald J. Trump (R) during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 25 March 2019. Trump earlier signed an order recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory. (Photo by Sipa USA)
Sorry, I dont buy Rep. Tlaibs tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says any Jewish people who vote Democratic show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
Trump commented Tuesday amid his ongoing feud with Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib (ruh-SHEE’-duh tuh-LEEB’) of Michigan. Trump has taken several steps favored by Israel, while the Muslim lawmakers are outspoken critics of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.
Trump calls Omar a “disaster” for Jews and says he didn’t “buy” the tears Tlaib shed Monday as she discussed the situation.
At Trump’s urging, Israel last week blocked the pair from entering the country. Israel later agreed to a humanitarian visit for Tlaib to visit her grandmother who lives in the West Bank. Tlaib declined.
Recent polling shows that a majority of Jews identify as Democrats.