Trump Attacks Migrants, Rep. Omar in Speech to Conservative Jewish Group

HeadlineApr 08, 2019

One day after the arrest, President Trump mocked Congressmember Omar during a Saturday address before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. Trump pretended to thank Omar, before quickly adding, “Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel. I’m so sorry.” Trump’s comments refer to recent accusations of anti-Semitism against the congressmember, charges she and her supporters vehemently reject, and largely fueled by conservatives and pro-Israeli groups and lawmakers. Trump also attacked migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

President Donald Trump: “Congress must end catch and release so that illegal border crossers can be quickly and safely returned to their home. Get out! Sorry. Get out! Sorry. Can’t handle it. And I told my people yesterday, 'Our country's full.’ We’re full. Our system’s full. Our country’s full. Can’t come in. Our country is full. What can you do? We can’t handle any more. Our country is full.”

During his speech, Trump also boasted of the United States’ recent recognition of the occupied Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory, and his decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Activists from the progressive Jewish, anti-occupation group If Not Now disrupted Trump’s speech. Ten members of the group chanted, “Jews are here to say the occupation is a plague. Jews are here to say white nationalism is a plague.”

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