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    Werewolf Trump Accuses Jewish Americans Who Vote Democrat Of ‘Disloyalty’

    Trump Accuses Jewish Americans Who Vote Democrat Of ‘Disloyalty’



    The president told reporters that Democratic Jewish Americans show “great disloyalty,” despite 79% of them voting Democrat in the 2018 midterms.


    By Sanjana Karanth







    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Jewish people in the U.S. who vote for members of the Democratic Party are not loyal.

    “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” he told reporters when speaking about Israel barring Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), two lawmakers who have been critical of the Israeli government, from entering.





    rump: "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”











    Trump did not specifically say to whom Jewish Americans who vote Democrat are disloyal, though he has a history of both calling the Muslim congresswomen “anti-Israel” and “[vieo=twitter;1163838736213393408]https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1163838736213393408"]anti-Semites[/URL[/video].












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    “If this is about Israel, then Trump is repeating a dual loyalty claim, which is a form of anti-Semitism,” said Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, in a statement to HuffPost. “If this is about Jews being ‘loyal’ to him, then Trump needs a reality check. We live in a democracy, and Jewish support for the Republican Party has been halved in the past four years.”



    If this is about Israel, then Trump is repeating a dual loyalty claim, which is a form of anti-Semitism. If this is about Jews being "loyal" to him, then Trump needs a reality check - we live in a democracy and Jewish support for the @GOP has been halved in the past four years.

    Israel recently barred both Omar and Tlaib from entering the country, citing their support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as the reason behind the decision.

    The country later decided to allow Tlaib, who is of Palestinian ancestry, to visit her grandmother as long as the congresswoman agreed to Israeli restrictions on the visit. But Tlaib declined the visit, saying at a Monday press conference that she refuses to “go back caged.”

    At the same press conference, Omar stressed the need for better oversight of the billions in aid that the U.S. gives to Israel every year. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) later said that Israel should decline U.S. aid if they’re going to bar congresswomen from entering the country.

    Trump on Tuesday quickly struck down the idea of cutting off aid to Israel “because of two people who hate Israel and hate Jewish people.”

    “Where has the Democratic Party gone?” he asked on Tuesday. “Where have they gone, where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel?”

    According to the Pew Research Center, about 79% of Jewish voters in America voted Democrat in the 2018 midterm elections.

    Emily Mayer, a spokesperson with progressive Jewish organization IfNotNow, said that Trump’s remarks are “an explicit dual loyalty charge” that is “a bullhorn to his white nationalist base.”

    Aaron Keyak, former head of the National Jewish Democratic Council, said Tuesday that Trump’s comments are “dangerous, reckless, and wrong.”

    “Jews have had a long history of being in countries where we are accused of being disloyal,” he said in a statement. “Just because President Trump is deeply unpopular in our community is no reason to slander us with echos of some of the most insidious attacks against our people. We’ve seen where this road has led before.”











    Trump himself has a history of making anti-Semitic comments or hesitating to denounce such rhetoric. The president used a Jewish Star of David to call Hillary Clinton corrupt; he invoked the stereotype of Jews being greedy businesspeople while speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition; and he refuses to denounce blatantly anti-Semitic people like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and the neo-Nazis at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


    Trump has also previously invoked Israel when talking about all Jewish people. In April, the president told the Republican Jewish Coalition that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “your prime minister.” When Trump visited the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh ― the site of a mass shooting in 2018 ― he showed up with Israel’s ambassador to the U.S.

    Such behavior came as the president and conservatives accused Omar of perpetuating the trope of Jewish Americans having “dual loyalty” to Israel — something the congresswoman has never actually said. Omar was accused after criticizing the Israeli lobby in the U.S., saying, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”

    “Every single American Jewish leader and Democratic politician who accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of using a dual loyalty charge should forcefully call out Trump’s blatant antisemitism and recognize that the rise of antisemitism comes directly from the right,” Mayer said in a statement.

    The Anti-Defamation League wrote last year that accusations of disloyalty or “dual loyalty” allege that “non-Jews should not trust the motives or actions of their Jewish neighbors.”

    “To single out American Jews, with their complex and varied sets of relationships with Israel, its culture and society, and to then suggest that they should not be trusted citizens, patriots, or progressives, is a perpetuation of the anti-Semitic disloyalty charge that Jews have suffered from across the centuries,” the organization wrote. “It is incumbent on people of good will to intervene when the charge of disloyalty is leveled today no matter who is making the claim.”

    Omar responded to Trump’s comments with a short message on Twitter: “Oh my.”



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    “Every single American Jewish leader and Democratic politician who accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of using a dual loyalty charge should forcefully call out Trump’s blatant antisemitism and recognize that the rise of antisemitism comes directly from the right,” Mayer said in a statement.

    The Anti-Defamation League wrote last year that accusations of disloyalty or “dual loyalty” allege that “non-Jews should not trust the motives or actions of their Jewish neighbors.”
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    “To single out American Jews, with their complex and varied sets of relationships with Israel, its culture and society, and to then suggest that they should not be trusted citizens, patriots, or progressives, is a perpetuation of the anti-Semitic disloyalty charge that Jews have suffered from across the centuries,” the organization wrote. “It is incumbent on people of good will to intervene when the charge of disloyalty is leveled today no matter who is making the claim.”
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    79% of Jewish Americans voted for Democrats in the 2018 midterms, according to Pew Research Center.
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    How will he DonSlain it??

    Sad this guy, the divider & chief is just fuckin up the country, one evil tweet @ a time..

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

    Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to keep quiet on the controversy reflected the importance of his close alliance with Trump
    — a relationship that has dented the bipartisan support Israel has traditionally enjoyed in Washington as well as Israel's equally important ties with the American Jewish community.
    With an eye on re-election, Trump has attempted to use his close ties with Netanyahu to win over Jewish voters, who overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. Critics say it is part of a broader strategy that has also targeted minorities and immigrants with sometimes racist rhetoric in an attempt to shore up his base of white, working-class voters.

    Most recently, Trump has focused these efforts on trying to paint Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib as the face of the Democratic Party.

    Last week, Netanyahu barred the two women, who are both Muslim and outspoken critics of Israel, from visiting his country after a public appeal by Trump. Democratic leaders, who only days earlier had visited Israel in a show of bipartisan support, criticized the Israeli decision.

    "Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone where they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?" Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
    The comments triggered an outpouring of condemnations from Jewish American groups and Democratic lawmakers, who accused Trump of invoking anti-Semitic stereotypes by implying American Jews have dual loyalty to the United States and Israel. At a time of rising anti-Semitism in the U.S., some expressed fear that Trump's words could invite new violence against Jewish targets.

    But Netanyahu remained silent about the latest uproar. His office declined comment, while Yuval Steinitz, a Cabinet minister in Netanyahu's Likud party who is close to the prime minister, dismissed it as internal U.S. politics.

    "We mustn't intervene in the elections and the political disagreements in the United States," Steinitz told Israel Radio. "We have close supporters and friends in both parties, Democrats and Republicans, both Jews and non-Jews, and we embrace everyone and want everyone's support and friendship."
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, stopping short of directly criticizing Trump's remarks but emphasizing the importance of U.S.-Israel ties.

    "We must keep the State of Israel above political disputes and make every effort to ensure that support for Israel does not become a political issue," Rivlin, whose role is largely ceremonial, told Pelosi, according to a statement.

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    It was the second day in a row that Mr. Trump addressed Jews and loyalty, a theme evoking an anti-Semitic trope that Jews have a “dual loyalty” and are often more loyal to Israel than to their own countries.

    “If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel,”
    Mr. Trump said Wednesday at the White House.
    Speaking to reporters as he left the White House on his way to Louisville, Ky., to address a veterans group, Mr. Trump said his remarks were not anti-Semitic.
    Earlier on Wednesday, Mr. Trump thanked the conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root for lavishing praise on Mr. Trump for his successful diplomacy with Israel. Mr. Root is a one-time vice-presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party who now hosts a radio show on Newsmax TV and often promotes conspiracy theories.

    Broadcasting Mr. Root’s words to the president’s more than 63 million Twitter followers and repeating his provocative message to American Jews, Mr. Trump drew immediate accusations that he was fanning anti-Semitic views.



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    “It is the height of hypocrisy to use Christian theology to bully Jews and to push out some messianic complex — literally, it’s hard to think of something less kosher than telling the Jewish people you’re the king of Israel, and therefore, we should have some fidelity to you for that reason,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, said Wednesday on CNN. “I don’t know if he’s read the Bible, but in the Old Testament, that’s not what we believe.”

    Last week, lawmakers were outraged that Israel, with Mr. Trump’s approval, barred two Muslim members of Congress from making an official visit because of their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which pressures Israel on Palestinian issues.

    Mr. Trump has tried to make the two Democratic lawmakers, Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the face of the Democratic Party after they made comments this year that were critical of American support of Israel. Though their views on Israel are far from representing the majority of the Democratic Party, Mr. Trump has seized on the divide and is trying to sell it to Jewish voters as a reason to support him.

    Winning over Jewish voters would be a significant shift for Mr. Trump, as nearly 80 percent of Jewish Americans voted for Democrats during the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Pew Research Center.

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    It's a really strange scenario- as Trump is more loyal to Izrael than the American Jews he is attacking.
    It's already illegal to boycott Izrael if you want to. Next it will be compulsory to support it.
    Prosemitism is racist.

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    Of course, when the Jewish people support the Democrat anti-Semites in Congress, one has to wonder if they care about Israel.

    These two anti-Semites are supporting BDS which has the goal of the destruction of Israel. They have condemned the state of Israel.

    President Trump is correct to question whether they care about Israel. I have wondered the same thing for years.
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    DEMOCRAT Talib and Omar Want Israel wiped off the map. So how is Trump wrong?
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    dual-allegiance charges go much further than offering a polite disagreement on policy. They imply not only that a group is un-American, but that its adherents have no agency. They cannot be patriotic, because they are thoroughly under the influence of a foreign power or code.” It’s a way of suggesting not just that one is an “other” but also that one is brainwashed, hypnotized, or lacking in moral agency as a result of nefarious foreign forces. It’s a suggestion that you are a pawn, and lucky to have a protector. This is a slur and a scandal in which the president of the United States is invoking an age-old, blood-soaked, anti-Jewish trope. And, ever the narcissist, Trump is also warning all American Jews that he will not protect them if they are disloyal to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish View Post
    DEMOCRAT Talib and Omar Want Israel wiped off the map. So how is Trump wrong?
    This is a Billpoo and Guano jerkoff thread. Best to ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    Of course, when the Jewish people support the Democrat anti-Semites in Congress, one has to wonder if they care about Israel.

    These two anti-Semites are supporting BDS which has the goal of the destruction of Israel. They have condemned the state of Israel.

    President Trump is correct to question whether they care about Israel. I have wondered the same thing for years.
    Well lucky for Jews they have good folk like you looking out for them, taking care of them IN SPITE OF THEMSELVES, as certainly you know better than they what is best for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Well lucky for Jews they have good folk like you looking out for them, taking care of them IN SPITE OF THEMSELVES, as certainly you know better than they what is best for them.
    Well, Billy, wondering why they would support the radical Democrat Socialist party who will not condemn open antisemitism in their ranks does not constitute “ looking out for them,” does it?

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