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Trump stokes Dems' anti-Semitism spat ahead of 2020


Added 03-14-19 06:58:01am EST - “President Trump is seeking to turn an anti-Semitism controversy engulfing Democrats into a wedge issue for Jewish voters heading into the 2020 election, despite warnings the gambit has little chance of success and could cause more…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump stokes Dems' anti-Semitism spat ahead of 2020”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGary Cohn says Trump trade adviser the only economist in world who believes in tariffs House transportation committee chairman threatens to subpoena Boeing, FAA communication Pentagon sets new limits on transgender service members MORE is seeking to turn an anti-Semitism controversy engulfing Democrats into a wedge issue for Jewish voters heading into the 2020 election, despite warnings the gambit has little chance of success and could cause more pain within the American Jewish community.

While Democrats try to contain the fallout from remarks by Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBernie Sanders campaign aide apologizes for 'insensitive' comments about 'dual allegiance' to Israel Rep. Omar and anti-Semitic distractions Several advertisers cut ties to Fox News shows hosted by Pirro, Carlson MORE (D-Minn.) that were widely condemned as anti-Semitic, Trump has kept the issue alive by repeatedly arguing that the party’s infighting over its response shows Democrats have turned against Jews. 

Trump on Friday publicly called Democrats “anti-Jewish,” then doubled down by reportedly saying at a closed-door fundraiser over the weekend that they “hate” Jewish people. On Tuesday, Trump promoted an assertion by former Trump campaign staffer Elizabeth Pipko, who said on “Fox & Friends” that Jews are “leaving the Democratic Party.”

Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for the Trump campaign, said last week’s events show Democrats “stand squarely with their radical left base” that tolerates anti-Semitism and is no longer a place for Jewish voters.

“President Trump stands firmly against the hateful ideology that [Speaker] Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDivisions emerge over House drug price bills Budowsky: Speaker Pelosi rises to the occasion Overnight Defense: Senate breaks with Trump on Yemen war | Shanahan hit with ethics complaint over Boeing ties | Pentagon rolls out order to implement transgender ban | Dem chair throws cold water on Space Force budget MORE and House Democrats have failed to condemn,” Glassner said in a statement to The Hill. “There is no stronger supporter of the Jewish people than President Trump.”

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