Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office about his feud with the two Muslim congresswomen, the president accused Tlaib and Omar of being anti-Semitic and argued they “hate” Israel and Jewish people.
“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump said.
The president said Omar “is a disaster for Jewish people,” and lamented “what Omar has said, what Tlaib has said” about Israel. He argued that the Democrats’ embrace of Omar, who is from Minnesota, and Tlaib, who is from Michigan, spoke to how the party has changed.
“Where has the Democratic Party gone?” Trump said. “Where have they gone — where they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?”