His appearance at the Republican Jewish Coalition nearly a month after Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar came under sharp scrutiny for accusing pro-Israel lawmakers of serving "allegiance to a foreign country." . "I'll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull", Mr. Carlineo said during a phone call to Rep. Omar's office last month.
"Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service", Trump announced in a tweet.
Democrats have pointed out that Trump has repeatedly made comments widely interpreted as anti-Semitic.
Trump has moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
According to a statement issued on Friday by the USA attorney's office for the Western District of NY, the accused, named Patrick W Carlineo Jr, allegedly called Omar a "terrorist" and vowed to put a "bullet in her [expletive] skull" during a telephonic conversation with a member of her staff in Washington D.C.
That decision has particularly resonated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has sought to ally himself with Trump ahead of his re-election on Tuesday.
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"My Lord, forgive my people for they do not know".
The visit is expected to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when President Trump plans to attend an event in France to honour the liberation of the country by allied forces during the Second World War. "The Golan Heights is something I've been hearing about for a long time", Trump said at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual meeting.
Before the United States president's appearance, people gathered for the event, carrying signs reading "We are Jews for Trump" and "Trump" written in Hebrew.
Trump says in a speech at the group's annual meeting in Las Vegas that he's grateful to members for "your incredible support and your outstanding commitment to our country to our safety and to electing more Republicans".
Judge Richard Seeborg, an Obama appointee to the bench, said not only does the policy violate immigration law, but Mexico is so unsafe that making asylum-seekers wait there - even if they're not from Mexico - is untenable. Others were wearing red yarmulkes with "TRUMP" in white lettering.
In 2016, Jewish voters went for Hillary Clinton over Trump by 71 percent to 24 percent, according to records from the Jewish Virtual Library, a project of the American-Israel Cooperative Enterprise.
Trump on Saturday was speaking to an audience comprised primarily of American Jews.