JM Rieger @RiegerReport Video Editor, The Washington Post • [email protected] Aug. 20, 2019 1 min read

TRUMP: “The concept … of cutting of aid to Israel … I can’t believe we’re even having this conversation. … And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

In 1992, President George H.W. Bush threatened loan guarantees to Israel if the money was used to expand settlements.

 https://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/18/world/bush-rejects-israel-loan-guarantees.html 

Trump to Republican Jewish Coalition in 2015:

“You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money"

Trump to RJC in April:

“I stood with your prime minister at the White House”

Trump today:

Jewish people who vote Democratic are “disloyal"

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/20/trump-decides-that-democratic-voting-jewish-americans-are-either-ignorant-or-disloyal/ 

"Critics on both sides of the aisle immediately pointed out that Trump’s use of the word ‘disloyalty' echoed anti-Semitic tropes accusing Jews of dual allegiance.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-questions-sincerity-of-tlaibs-tears-as-she-talked-about-her-grandmother/2019/08/20/03d7b532-c339-11e9-b72f-b31dfaa77212_story.html 

“Trump did not go into specifics about what he considered to be Jews’ disloyalty, but his language was reminiscent of the anti-Semitic smear that Jews have a ‘dual loyalty’ and are more devoted to Israel than they are to their own countries.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/us/politics/trump-jewish-voters.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

Trump doubles down, says Jewish Americans who vote for Democratic candidates are “very disloyal to Israel and to the Jewish people.”

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-that-jewish-people-who-vote-for-democrats-are-very-disloyal-to-israel-denies-his-remarks-are-anti-semitic/2019/08/21/055e53bc-c42d-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html 

SCHUMER statement:

“When President Trump uses a trope that has been used against the Jewish people for centuries with dire consequences, he is encouraging—wittingly or unwittingly—anti-Semites throughout the country and the world. Enough.”

Trump on Jewish Americans:

2005: “I’m in a very Jewish business”

2011: “Even these spoiled, rich Jewish guys, they can’t believe how good this [golf course] is”

2015: “You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money”

"During his campaign, [Trump] retweeted and defended an image from a white supremacist website, showing Hillary Clinton’s face over a pile of money and a six-pointed Jewish star.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/08/22/how-anti-semitic-beliefs-have-quietly-taken-hold-among-some-evangelical-christians/ 


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