UPDATED 10:44 AM PT — Friday, March 22, 2019
President Trump is doubling down on his claims the Democrat Party has become increasingly anti-Semitic.
While speaking to reporters outside the White House Friday, the president accused Democrats of being anti-Israel after leaders of the party condemned the administration for recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory. He said he doesn’t know what happened to the party, but he believes the left has become anti-Jewish.
“The Democrats have very much proven to be anti-Israel, there’s no question about that, and it’s a disgrace,” stated President Trump. “I mean, I don’t know what’s happened to them, but they are totally anti-Israel — frankly I think they are anti-Jewish.”
Earlier this year, the president blasted freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar for her “weak” apology after she was condemned by both parties over her apparent anti-Semitic comments.
President Trump’s latest response comes as several 2020 Democrat hopefuls have pulled out of an American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) event due to organization’s pro-Israel position.