Bernie Sanders responds: I'm a proud Jew who votes Democrat

The former vice president said Trump’s comments are ‘insulting and inexcusable.’

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 21, 2019 11:59
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks after the senate voted on a resolution ending U.S. military sup

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks after the senate voted on a resolution ending U.S. military support for the war in Yemen on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2018.. (photo credit: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS)

Senator Bernie Sanders responded to controversial comments by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday that Jews who vote for Democrats "shows either total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

"I am a proud Jewish person and I have no concerns about voting Democrat,” Sanders said.

Sanders added a video in which he joked he means to “vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States,” meaning himself.

Former vice president and one of the leading Democratic candidates ahead of the 2020 US elections Joe Biden also slammed  Trump on Tuesday, saying his comments “are insulting and inexcusable.”

“Stop dividing Americans,” Biden wrote, “and disparaging your fellow citizens” adding that “it may not be beneath you but it is beneath the office you hold.”


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