The Jewish Democratic Council of America said President Trump’s remarks at the Israeli-American Council were “deeply offensive” in that they repeated “negative stereotypes that have been used historically to target Jews.”
“We strongly denounce these vile and bigoted remarks in which the president – once again – used anti-Semitic stereotypes to characterize Jews as driven by money and insufficiently loyal to Israel,” Jewish Democratic Council Executive Director Halie Soifer said in a statement Sunday.
During the Israeli-American Council’s 2019 national summit in Hollywood, Fla., Trump told the crowd, “A lot of you are in the real estate business because I know you very well.”
“You’re brutal killers, not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me. You have no choice,” he continued.
“You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax,” he added. “Yeah, let’s take 100 percent of your wealth away,” Trump said.
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