Trump brands Democrats 'anti-Israel, anti-Jewish'

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However, that sort of excusing deference and laughable benefit of the doubt appear to be reserved for Omar; in the past, Pelosi has used President Trump's words and actions most definitely to define his actual beliefs.

"The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party, and that's too bad", he insisted.

Watch: Trump calls on Rep.

Women's March co-founder Linda Sarsour explained Friday how she and other left-wing organizers influenced the final language of the "anti-hate" resolution that passed the House Thursday night.

"His comments show the president is only interested in playing the politics of division and not in fighting anti-Semitism", Schumer wrote in response Friday afternoon.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., one of the resolution's lead sponsors, pushed back in an interview on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon.

The controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) comments, perceived as anti-Semitic, spurred Democrats to pass a resolution condemning "anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry" Thursday.




"I thought yesterday's vote by the House was disgraceful", Trump told reporters at the White House.

Most recently, she made a series of comments invoking the anti-Semitic trope that American Jews are suspect due to dual loyalty to Israel, in addition to posting on Twitter that the main -Israel lobby AIPAC pays off elected officials to support the Jewish state. "We are proud of the strong and unanimous position taken by House Democrats to condemn anti-Semitism and hatred in all its forms, and note that it was Republicans who were divided in their vote", her statement concluded.

"If [Omar] was a Republican, that member's name would be in this resolution and this resolution would be all about condemning antisemitism and it would be done so forcefully", Zeldin said in a fiery House floor speech. That comment came after Omar apologized in mid-February for writing in a now-deleted tweet that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) influence on USA politics was "all about the Benjamins, baby".

The comments came on the heels of an earlier controversy in which Omar was roundly condemned for suggesting that money is the reason U.S. lawmakers support the Jewish State.

"If that isn't allegiance to a foreign government, I don't know what is", Gold told hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou.

Schumer says that President Donald Trump calling the Democratic Party the "anti-Israel, anti-Jewish party" has "redefined chutzpah". Expanding this resolution to everything else under the sun while excluding Omar's name was silly, though the political motives for doing so are understandable.

Pelosi said the broadening of the resolution didn't weaken it in her appearance with The Economic Club.

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