President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE appeared to promote a movement encouraging Jewish voters to leave the Democratic Party on Tuesday over remarks made by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Boebert apologizes to Muslims as Democrats call for 'real action to confront racism' Omar calls out Boebert over anti-Muslim remarks, denies Capitol incident took place MORE (D).
Following a "Fox & Friends" interview with "Jexodus" activist Elizabeth Pipko, the president quoted Pipko in a tweet, writing that the Democratic Party doesn't "care" about Jewish people in America.
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party," Trump tweeted, quoting the conservative activist. "We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.”
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.” Elizabeth Pipko, Jexodus.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
The website for Jexodus describes the movement as a group of Jewish voters tired of "bondage to leftist politics" and "hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left."
Trump has made similar comments in recent days, slamming Omar for comments she made on Twitter that were criticized by some as anti-Semitic.
Omar made headlines last week when she suggested that politicians who support Israel do so out of allegiance to a foreign country. She later apologized for the remarks.
Following outrage over the comment, the House passed a resolution on Thursday to condemn hatred and bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The resolution, which did not name Omar, was originally expected to condemn anti-Semitism alone.