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(CNSNews.com) - President Trump on Tuesday said he would never cut off aid to Israel, as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has suggested.
"And I can't even believe that we're having this conversation," Trump told reporters.
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"Where has the Democratic Party gone?" Trump asked, noting that Democrats have defended Muslim Reps. Omar and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) despite their condemnation of Israel.
"Where have they gone where they're defending these 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," Trump said.
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At a news conference on Monday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) questioned whether Israel was an ally of the United States, and she said Congress should link aid to Israel to Israel ensuring “full rights for Palestinians.”
At the same news conference, Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday bemoaned the "Palestinian people's plight" and the "pain of (Israeli) oppression." Israel ultimately granted Tlaib permission to travel to the West Bank to visit her elderly grandmother, but she decided not to make the trip because doing so on Israel's "humiliating" terms "would kill a piece of me."
Sen - Bernie - Sanders - President - Trump
Sen. Bernie Sanders was among those reacting to President Trump's comment on Tuesday:
"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," Sanders said, then later tweeted, on Tuesday.
Rep - Ted - Deutch - D-Fla - CNN
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) told CNN that Trump's comments were "outrageous," "offensive," and "dangerous." Deutch said the president needs to stop using the rhetoric of "divided loyalty," something that he said "fuels white nationalists."
The American Jewish Committee issued a statement condemning the president's remarks as “shockingly divisive and unbecoming of the occupant of...
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