Washington - US. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his efforts to drive in a partisan wedge over religion and support for Israel even as he showed up to draw on an anti-Semitic trope.
Trump’s language reminds us of the conviction that Israeli Jews have a “dual loyalty” and are more sincere to Israel than they are to their own countries.
Trump mocked the tears of Rashida Talib and was not allowed to visit her grandmother until she promised not to advocate BDS movement and claimed that Ilham Omar is representing a disaster for the Jewish people.
Trump's comments on religion and politics were the most controversial in the United States that erupted last week after Israeli President Netanyahu prevented Talib from visiting Palestine because it criticized Israel's policy toward the Palestinians.