President Trump appeared to promote a movement encouraging Jewish voters to leave the Democratic Party on Tuesday over remarks made by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D).
The Hill reports:
Following a “Fox & Friends” interview with “Jexodus” activist Elizabeth Pipko, the president quoted Pipko in a tweet, writing that the Democratic Party doesn’t “care” about Jewish people in America.
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party,” Trump tweeted, quoting the conservative activist. “We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.”
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.” Elizabeth Pipko, Jexodus.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
The website for Jexodus describes the movement as a group of Jewish voters tired of “bondage to leftist politics” and “hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left.”
Trump has made similar comments in recent days, slamming Omar for comments she made on Twitter that were criticized by some as anti-Semitic.
Omar made headlines last week when she suggested that politicians who support Israel do so out of allegiance to a foreign country. She later apologized for the remarks.
Following outrage over the comment, the House passed a resolution on Thursday to condemn hatred and bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The resolution, which did not name Omar, was originally expected to condemn anti-Semitism alone.
From The Hill