President Trump called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Saturday for her strong opposition to Israel.
Speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump claimed Omar “doesn’t like Israel” and that Democrats as a whole “aren’t fighting for Israel in Congress.”
Trump’s criticism adds to the public backlash Omar has received for statements that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic.
Omar was previously condemned by both liberals and conservatives for asserting that U.S. support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby.”
She then dug her hole a foot deeper by saying, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” meaning Israel.
Omar, a Somali-born Muslim, stands to lose the support of Jewish Democrats if she fails to shake the “anti-Semite” label.
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