A Jew voting for Democrats, shows “a complete absence of knowledge, or greater disloyalty”. This statement was made by the President of the United States Donald trump in an interview with reporters in the oval office before meeting with Romanian President Klaus Johannis.
After widespread outrage over his comments yesterday on American Jews, Pres. Trump says, "In my opinion, if you vote for a Democrat you're being very disloyal to Jewish people and you're being very disloyal to Israel." https://t.co/XjDCDUQn6Z pic.twitter.com/6CccxUGjfm
— ABC News (@ABC) August 21, 2019
According to surveys, about 80% of Jews supported Democrats in the November elections. Critics have accused trump that he promoted anti-Semitic stereotypes.
In his interview, trump criticized the two Congresswoman, Rashid Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. He said that their support to the people of Israel are insincere, and in fact, both women are antisemitisme. They have long been fierce critics of Israel and the state’s relations to the Palestinians. Congresswoman support the movement Boycott, Liquidation and Sanctions, the global anti-Israeli protest. In this situation, the Jews should not support Democrats, if they have a sense of self-worth, said Donald trump.
Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s 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
The Congresswoman was planning to visit Israel in the framework of the official visit, but the local government refused them entry into the country. Their role in making this decision, trump denied, but said that “to allow them entry would be unwise”. Women planned to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. After the government of Israel forbade them to cross the borders of the country, Tlaib cried at the press conference, due to the fact that you can’t visit an elderly grandmother who lives in the West Bank. Her tears Donald trump called insincere, describing the woman as “a man of harsh, cruel and out of”.
Not all Americans supported the President in his position concerning the Jews-Democrats. However, many consider him the best friend of Israel and a sincere fighter for the rights of Jews.