Source: The Washington Post
President Trump on Friday repeated his claims that Democrats are “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” ahead of meetings scheduled at the White House next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The Democrats have very much proven to be anti-Israel,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House en route to Florida. “There’s no question about that. And it’s a disgrace. I mean, I don’t know what’s happened to them, but they are totally anti-Israel. Frankly, I think they’re anti-Jewish.”
Trump made similar claims two weeks ago following a House vote on a resolution broadly condemning hatred rather than specifically condemning past alleged anti-Semitic comments by a freshman Muslim congresswoman.
His latest remarks drew a swift rebuke from the Jewish Democratic Council of America. In a tweet, the group asked Trump to “stop lying about Democrats and Israel,” adding: “Jews should not be treated as political pawns.”