Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) called Trump’s claim that Democrats are anti-Jewish disgusting, and said that the president lies on an hourly basis.
Murphy said in response to Trump’s renewed claims that Democrats are anti-Jewish, “It is really disgusting. Really disgusting. And he lies on an hourly basis. That is probably one of the worst lies there is. What’s worse is that Republicans are so jubilant about trying to use the issue to separate Republicans and Democrats. When I came to Congress we all stood together. We worked through these issues so that in the end we passed legislation that Republicans and Democrats could support. Now Republicans, led by the president, just want to try to use Israel as just another political issue, unlike any other that we fight over in Washington. That is really bad for the security of Israel and the long term relationship of the United States. It is not even worth dignifying this claim that Democrats are anti-Jewish with a response But the rest of it, it is just politicizing this issue and making Israel less safe.”
"It is really disgusting. Really disgusting. And he lies on an hourly basis. That is probably one of the worst lies there is." -Sen Chris Murphy (D-CT) are Trump's lie that Democrats are anti-Jewish. https://t.co/byyOMoJY11 pic.twitter.com/LnyWRlRu1c
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 22, 2019
71% of Jewish voters voted for Hillary Clinton
The smear that Democrats are anti-Jewish that Trump is obsessed with spreading doesn’t make sense on many levels, but perhaps the most mindboggling is the fact that Jewish voters don’t like Trump.
71% of Jewish voters supported Hillary Clinton in 2016:
JEWS DISAGREE: While TRUMP claims that @TheDemocrats are "anti-Jewish," American Jewish voters have continued to overwhelmingly vote Democrat, including in 2016, when 71% voted for @HillaryClinton vs 24% for @realDonaldTrump. https://t.co/aFGKCSwMbY https://t.co/Z6XEzzXUMj pic.twitter.com/dw5pKi7Ohe
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) March 22, 2019
Why Trump is claiming that Democrats are anti-Jewish/h2>
Donald Trump understands that he can’t beat a united Democratic Party, so the White House is trying to dive Democrats on every issue. Plus, Trump sees look strong on Netanyahu as good politics that will help him with his base. As with everything involving Trump, the thinking is simple. Trump is looking to split his opposition because a united county will make him a one-term president.
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