Trump mocks Democrat Omar, says ‘I forgot she doesn’t like Israel’

Saul Bowman
April 9, 2019

Former Republican National Committee chairman and casino mogul Steve Wynn met with President Donald Trump at the Las Vegas airport following the president's speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday.

Trump's decision to speak at the meeting comes as Israel has been in the forefront of the news in recent weeks.

A spokesman for Omar did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's remarks. She went into a meeting with Trump at the White House in Sunday not knowing whether she'd be fired or would resign, and she ended up resigning, they said.

"I think she represents her country so well", Trump told media past year. No, she doesn't like Israel, does she?

Trump has played up comments that Omar made in February when she was accused of "anti-Semitic tropes" for implying that money is the root of what influences America's foreign policy toward Israel. A handful of attendees were holding signs reading, "We Are Jews For Trump" and "Thank You President Trump".

Many of men and several women wore red yarmulkes with "Trump" emblazoned in white that were distributed at the event.

In response, the Trump administration in January started sending some migrants to wait out their US court dates in Mexican border cities, under a policy known as Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP.

He touted his decision to withdraw from the "disastrous" Iran nuclear deal, telling the crowd, "They wanted to kill Israel".

Gabriela Orellana, 26, an asylum seeker from El Salvador who was scheduled to have her first hearing on Tuesday, was delighted by the news of the judge's ruling.

"Two good people", he said, referring to incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz.

"Over the years, Israel has been blessed to have many friends to sat in the Oval Office", Netanyahu told Trump during a visit to the White House last month. "You want to control your politicians, that's fine", Trump said at the time.

President Donald Trump has met privately with a major GOP donor, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, before speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas.

The Adelsons gave Trump's campaign $30 million in 2016. "You have to follow the law, they were told".

The resolution, introduced by Senators Kevin Cramer, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, "affirms that the Israeli-American community has contributed immensely to the society and culture of the United States; and condemns all forms of discrimination that aim to marginalize or disenfranchise members of the Israeli-American community".

The Trump administration is apparently trying to appeal to Jewish voters, who traditionally support the Democratic Party. The group chanted, "Jews are here to say, the Occupation is a plague".

According to AP Votecast, a survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters and 3,500 Jewish voters nationwide, voters who identified as Jewish broke for Democrats over Republicans by a wide margin, 72 percent to 26 percent, in 2018.

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