Conway: Trump has been 'great friend' to Israel, Jewish people worldwide

Conway: Trump has been 'great friend' to Israel, Jewish people worldwide
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayHouse Oversight schedules Thursday vote to hold Kellyanne Conway in contempt Federal guidance identifying 'go back to where you came from' as discrimination goes viral after Trump comments Kellyanne Conway says she meant 'no disrespect' with question about reporter's ethnicity MORE on Monday defended the president against allegations that his opposition to globalism has anti-Semitic connotations.

"This president has been a great friend to Israel, to Jewish people worldwide," Conway said on CNN. "Also when he says he's a nationalist, he explained what that means, it means America first."

"[Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu said President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE is the best friend to the state of Israel," she added.


When asked if Trump should disavow anti-Semitism and differentiate his nationalist statements from hate toward Jewish people, Conway replied that he had.

"He said it many many times just in the course of his Saturday remarks," Conway said, referencing statements the president made following a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead.

Trump condemned Saturday's attack, which the Anti-Defamation League has said was likely the worst attack on Jewish people in U.S. history.

"This evil anti-Semitic attack is an assault on all of us, it is an assault on humanity," he said. "It will require all of us working together to extract the hateful poison of anti-Semitism from our world."