Schumer says Trump encouraging anti-Semites

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerMeadows: 'I'm not optimistic there will be a solution in the very near term' on coronavirus package Biden calls on Trump, Congress to enact an emergency housing program Senators press Postal Service over complaints of slow delivery MORE (D-N.Y.), the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress, on Wednesday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE’s remarks that Jewish people who vote for Democrats are “disloyal.”

“To my fellow American Jews, particularly those who support @realDonaldTrump: When he uses a trope that’s been used against the Jewish people for centuries with dire consequences, he is encouraging—wittingly or unwittingly—anti-Semites throughout the country and world. Enough,” Schumer tweeted.

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Numerous left-leaning Jewish groups condemned Trump’s remarks Tuesday, in which he accused Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump holds mini-rally at Florida airport Tlaib opens up about why she hasn't endorsed Biden yet The Hill's Campaign Report: Campaigns prepare for homestretch run to Election Day MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTrump holds mini-rally at Florida airport Tlaib opens up about why she hasn't endorsed Biden yet On The Money: Congress set for brawl as unemployment cliff looms | Wave of evictions could be coming for nation's renters | House approves 9.5B spending package MORE (D-Mich.) of anti-Semitism and also said that “Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

Trump did not explicitly state who he believed Jewish Democrats were “disloyal” to, but Jewish Democratic Council of America Executive Director Halie Soifer said, “If this is about Israel, then Trump is repeating a dual loyalty claim, which is a form of anti-Semitism. If this is about Jews being ‘loyal’ to him, then Trump needs a reality check.”

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul MORE (I-Vt.), the only Jewish candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for president, also excoriated the statement, saying Tuesday at a Sioux City, Iowa, rally, “I am a proud Jewish person, and I have no concerns about voting Democratic.”