Trump Clarifies: Voting Democrat Is Being ‘disloyal To Jewish People’ And ‘very Disloyal To Israel’

His comments evoked immediate opposition from Jewish and pro-Israel groups; the Republican Jewish Coalition defended the president.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday clarified his remarks on Wednesday regarding how Jewish voters could support the Democratic Party knowing the anti-Israel bias among certain congressional members, such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

“If you vote for a Democrat, you’re being disloyal to Jewish people, and you’re being very disloyal to Israel,” the president told reporters.

In remarks in the Oval Office on Tuesday following his meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said, “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat—I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

His comments evoked immediate opposition from Jewish and pro-Israel groups, though the Republican Jewish Coalition defended the president.

Written by Joshua Finkelberg

Joshua Finkelberg is a contributor for The Schpiel.

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