President Donald Trump has sought on Saturday to remove a wedge between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party by spreading allegations of anti-Semitism against the reputation of Ilkhan Omar – only a few hours after one of his supporters was accused of threatening to kill her.
Speaking before the annual conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Saturday, Trump referred to the many years of controversy associated with Omar, a freshman from the Minnesota Democrat and one of the first Muslim women to speak in Congress.
In February, Omar argued on Twitter that pro-Israeli sentiment in Washington was bought by pro-Israeli lobbyists. Her remarks prompted politicians on both sides to condemn her statements, and some called them anti-Semitic. The congressman later apologized for his tweets. On Saturday, Trump gave the congressman a compliment left in hand about the dust.
"Special thanks to respondent Omar in Minnesota," the president said. ̵
Trump expressed his remarks against Omar only a few hours after the police in New York accused her of having threatened her with murder.
Patrick Carlyneau Jr., a follower of Trump, was arrested on the night because he called the Omar office and delivered a crazy phrase that included violent threats against the elected official. Why are you working on her, is she a terrorist? I will put a ball in her devil's skull, "Carlineo allegedly told employees, according to a criminal complaint filed by the US Attorney's Office in the Western District of New York.
A 55-year-old suspect reported later that the investigators" liked the president and that he hated radical Muslims in our government. "
Trump wants to strike a wedge between Democrats and Jewish voters
Trump's speech on Saturday fits in with the president's greater efforts to put an end to the support of Democrats from many Jewish voters for decades.
" Demo go into recruiting to meet the most extreme, anti-Semitic program in history "- said Trump on Saturday, adding that, if implemented," radical democrats program may very well leave. Israel is there by itself. "
Trump also spoke on the propaganda of Jackson, the alleged wave of Jewish voters who left the Democratic Party for the party. He had, over the course of several weeks, suggested that the Democrats repulsed the Jewish voters and that the Democratic Party suffered anti-Semitism.
"The Jewish people leave the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti-Israeli policies that began under Obama administration, and it got worse and worse. The Democratic Party has anti-Semitism. They do not care about Israel or the Jewish people. " Elizabeth Pipco, Jexodus.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
The Jexodus movement prompts Jews to leave the Democratic Party. Complete disrespect! Republicans are waiting with open arms. Memorize Jerusalem (American Embassy) and a terrible nuclear deal for Iran! @OANN @foxandfriends
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
Trump worked to position himself as a friend of Israel by relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the recent announcement of the United States now recognizes the contested Golan Heights as part of Israel. And the Republican Jewish coalition has an ambitious plan to invest 10 million dollars in efforts to conquer new Trump Jewish supporters, according to Politico.
But, as Matt Eglessias of Vox explained, Jexodus does not really exist. American Jews have longstanding loyalty to the Democratic Party, which stretches to the turn of the 20th century.
And while the party has growing internal disagreements over how to deal with America's relations with Israel, Omar's position and some other progressives contrast with "the overall Israeli view of a democratic institution," Notes Vox Zack Beauchamp – It is worth noting that American Jews are unlikely to be universal. So, Omar's criticism of his tweets does not mean that the Jewish Democrats will massively flee the party.
This probably will not prevent the Republicans from trying to make significant elections in the elections with Israel as a driving problem, as shown by Trump's statement on Saturday. However, so far, these efforts have not yet come to bear fruit. And, as Iglesias explains, they can never:
Although American Jews largely (albeit not unanimously) support Israel, most of them do not see Israel's political support as an adequate replacement for maintaining the pluralistic vision of the United States. America, where, after all, American Jews live. The assertion that Jews should vote for Republicans because Republicans are more supportive of the Israeli government does not coincide with the issue of "double loyalty", which had a problem with the representative of Ilkhan Omar (D-MN) earlier, but that does not apply either. The reality is that American Jews are Americans, not Israelis, and although elements of public conservatism are urgently appealing to Orthodox Jews, for most Jewish Americans Jewish values and Jewish identity are associated with openness and pluralism in such a way that the RP is
Trump himself is making efforts to turn Jewish voters into the RP even more on the mountain. The president was accused of preserving anti-Semitic trails earlier (as, for example, when he mentioned the reputation of Adam Shiff (D-CA) as "courageous"), and, as Schiff said on Sunday, Trump does not have the greatest fate. on a violent condemnation of extreme right extremism.
"If there is anything that can strengthen the relationship between the Democratic Party and the Jewish community, it's Donald Trump's presidency," Schiff told Jake Tapper of CNN .