NewsWaves of outrage follow Trump's latest comments on Jewish voters

Waves of outrage follow Trump's latest comments on Jewish voters

Waves of outrage follow Trump's latest comments on Jewish voters
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8:26 AM EDT, March 19, 2024

The Biden administration's resentment towards Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is growing more and more visible because of his handling of the situation in Gaza, where more and more people are dying. The US president himself has often publicly criticized Netanyahu's decisions. Former President Donald Trump has added his comment to this political relationship between the two administrations, expressing his controversial view.

On Thursday, March 14, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the highest-ranking Jewish official in the U.S., gave a speech in Washington, calling Israel for new elections, as the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, can't manage the situation in Gaza and the war with Hamas. "I believe a new election is the only way to allow for a healthy and open decision-making process about the future of Israel at a time when so many Israelis have lost their confidence in the vision and direction of their government," said Schumer.

President Biden was asked about Schumer's words, which he described shortly as "a good speech." Now also, Donald Trump commented on the whole case, saying that all Jews voting for the Democrats "hate their country and religion."

These words were spoken during the interview in a podcast hosted by Sebastian Gorka, former Trump's White House aide. "I actually think they hate Israel," the ex-president said about the Democrats. I don’t think they hate him, I think they hate Israel. And the Democrat Party hates Israel," he added.

"Any Jewish person that votes for Democrats hates their religion. They hate everything about Israel, and they should be ashamed of themselves because Israel will be destroyed," said Donald Trump.

Sources: CNN, CBS News

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