'Morning Joe' hosts blast 'bigoted' Trump for making same 'anti-Semitic trope' as Ilhan Omar

MSNBC "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on Monday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE for referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE as “your prime minister” while speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition, calling it “wildly offensive” and “bigoted.”

The two said that in referring to Netanyahu as "your prime minister" to the U.S., Trump employed the same anti-Semitic trope that got Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTexas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Undocumented aliens should stay away as COVID-19 rages in the US The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars MORE (D-Minn.) in trouble.

“Trump implied dual loyalty by American Jews to Israel, which is incidentally the same anti-Semitic trope for which congresswoman Omar has been criticized," Brzezinski said on "Morning Joe." 


MSNBC then transitioned to a clip of Trump repeatedly referring to Netanyahu as "your prime minister" while speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. 

“I stood with your prime minister at the White House to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights," Trump said in one instance. 

Brzezinski noted that the remarks were met with criticism from the Jewish community in the U.S.

The American Jewish Committee said in a tweet after the speech that statements such as those "feed bigotry." 

“When he says ‘your prime minister,’  he’s being bigoted," Scarborough added. "That is, again, the president who actually reveals himself to believe that Jews in America have dual loyalty and if you are a Jew in the United States of America that your prime minister must be Benjamin Netanyahu."

"That is wildly offensive," he continued. "And again, It is the same anti-Semitic trope that many Republicans were attacking Congresswoman Omar for.”

Omar, a freshman congresswoman, became the target of criticism earlier this year after saying that pro-Israel groups “push for allegiance to a foreign country." The remark was viewed as anti-Semitic trope about dual loyalties and led House Democrats to vote on a resolution that broadly condemned hate. 

Trump has repeatedly criticized Omar over her comments and targeted her again on Saturday. 

"Special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota," Trump said, prompting boos from the audience. "Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel. I forgot. I’m so sorry."

Scarborough and Brzezinski noted that Trump's attacks on Omar came just a day after a man was arrested and charged with threatening to assault and murder the lawmaker. 

"[This is] another example of the president of the United States inspiring his supporters to threaten politicians, to threaten members of the press, to threaten people on the president’s enemies list, and yet he never can bring himself to come out and actually condemn those threats," Scarborough said. "In this case, he doubled down, attacking this congresswoman the next day in public."