Jewish groups denounce Trump’s ‘vile’ remarks at Israeli-American Council

Jewish groups criticized President Trump for using anti-Semitic tropes while speaking to the Israeli-American Council on Saturday night.

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The Jewish Democratic Council of America said his remarks were “deeply offensive” in that they repeated “negative stereotypes that have been used historically to target Jews.”

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The remarks doubled down on the group’s critique that Trump is the “biggest threat to American Jews,” which the group highlighted in an ad released last month.

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“We strongly denounce these vile and bigoted remarks in which the president – once again – used anti-Semitic stereotypes to characterize Jews as driven by money and insufficiently loyal to Israel,” Jewish Democratic Council Executive Director Halie Soifer said in a statement Sunday.

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“He even had the audacity to suggest that Jews ‘have no choice’ but to support him, and that we should ‘get people out of [our] country’ in order to increase support of Israel,” she added.

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During the Israeli-American Council’s 2019 national summit in Hollywood, Fla., Trump told the crowd, “A lot of you are in the real estate business because I know you very well.”

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“You’re brutal killers, not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me. You have no choice,” he continued.

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He went on to criticize Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a leading Democratic presidential candidate, saying, “You’re not going to vote for Pocahontas.” 

Article URL : https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/473578-jewish-groups-denounce-trumps-vile-remarks-at-israeli-american

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