President Trump says Democratic Party is now 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-Jewish'


"I probably don't agree with her a lot about what she feels about Israel and Palestine, but I don't know why this has to be seen as anti-Semitic", Maher said at the time.

The resolution condemned the charge of dual loyalty against Jewish Americans, stating it "constitutes anti-Semitism because it suggests that Jewish citizens can not be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors, when Jews have loyally served our Nation every day".

"I thought yesterday's vote by the House was disgrace", Trump said, "because the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party, and I thought that vote was a disgrace and so did everybody else if you get an honest answer". Sarsour in her video took credit for convincing House Democratic leadership for "expanding the language of the resolution to include condemning all forms of bigotry".

The one-sided 407-23 vote belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman Rep. lIhan Omar's recent comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances.

It was the Democratic leader's latest attempt to quell tension that erupted earlier this month when Omar said she wanted to start a discussion about "allegiance to a foreign country" in reference to Israel. Their famously fractious party has become even more deeply divided between its center-left establishment and its new generation of far-left progressives.

The action had come after controversial comments by Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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She continued: "Our nation is having a hard conversation and we believe this is great progress".

Some Democrats complain Omar's comments on Israel ignited this debate but Trump's racially charged rhetoric has led to no similar congressional action. The Anti-Defamation League reported a 58 per cent increase in such incidents between 2016 and 2017.

"But that's okay", he went on.

Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, also reacted Friday to an official White House Twitter account's tweet featuring video of Trump's statement about the Democratic Party. "You want to control your own politician".

And his closing 2016 campaign ad contained alarming messaging, with images of prominent financial figures George Soros and Janet Yellen, both Jewish, as Trump speaks of "those who control the levers of power in Washington".

Of the 535 members of the US House and Senate, 35 are Jewish, including just two Republicans, according to the non-partisan American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.