'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 TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed 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 OmarIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire 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."