Donald Trump says Democrats are 'anti-Israel', 'anti-Jewish'

Speaking to reporters, Trump said he "thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful. I thought that vote was a disgrace, and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer.”

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March 8, 2019 18:56
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Donald Trump says Democrats are 'anti-Israel', 'anti-Jewish'

.S. President Donald Trump reacts while talking to reporters as he departs to visit storm-hit areas of Alabama from the White House in Washington, U.S., March 8, 2019.. (photo credit: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)

 
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US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the Democratic Party of being anti-Israel and anti-Jewish, a day after the US House of Representatives passed a revised resolution condemning bigotry, instead of the originally drafted resolution which focused solely on antisemitism.

Speaking to reporters, Trump said he thought "yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful. I thought that vote was a disgrace, and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer.”

Trump went on to say that “the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party, and that’s too bad.”

On Thursday, the House passed the broadened resolution which condemns “antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other forms of bigotry,” after freshman members and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) accused their leadership of unfairly targeting Ilhan Omar, a representative from Minnesota, over her recent comments accusing Israel advocates of dual loyalties.

An initial draft of the resolution being circulated Monday did not name Omar specifically, but it did reject “the myth of dual loyalty,” a reference that seemed to rebuke her most recent comments about Israel that have caused consternation among her colleagues.


Omar told Democratic House leadership earlier in the week that she was prepared to vote in favor of a resolution designed to condemn her own remarks on Israel, two senior congressional aides told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. But a backlash from her political allies delayed the motion and shifted the leadership calculus.

The resolution passed 407-23 in the US House of Representatives, with Omar's support.

Michael Wilner contributed to this report.



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