President Trump is ramping up his attacks on Congressmembers Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar after Israel recently barred them from entering the country at his urging. Trump mocked Congressmember Tlaib for crying during a press conference while speaking about her grandmother. Israel granted Tlaib permission to visit her family in the occupied West Bank on “humanitarian” grounds, but only on the condition that she not promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. She rejected the offer.
Trump also attacked Jewish Americans who voted for the Democratic Party. He spoke to reporters from the Oval Office during a visit with the president of Romania.
President Donald Trump: “Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone, where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel? And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
Senator Bernie Sanders responded to Trump’s remarks on Twitter: “Let me say this to the president: I am a proud Jewish person and I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And in fact, I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States.”