Trump: Democrats Are ‘Totally Anti-Israel’ and ‘Anti-Jewish’

Before taking off to Palm Beach, Florida, President Trump repeated his assertion that Democrats are “anti-Israel” ahead of his meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week. “The Democrats have very much proven to be anti-Israel. There’s no question about that,” he told reporters. “And it’s a disgrace. I mean, I don’t know what's happened to them but they are totally anti-Israel. Frankly, I think they’re anti-Jewish.” According to The Washington Post, the Jewish Democratic Council of America quickly denounced the presidents remarks—calling for Trump to “stop lying about Democrats and Israel” and saying “Jews should not be treated as political pawns.” This comes after the House passed a resolution earlier this month condemning “hatred” rather than specifically condemning comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) about Israel. Trump is reportedly slated to meet with Netanyahu at the White House on Monday and Tuesday.