President Donald Trump on Friday announced that the Republican Party is "waiting with open arms" to welcome Jewish Democrats, who have been accused of harboring anti-Semitic sentiments.
The President of the United States of America – The Successful Movement of the Jewish Democratic Party en masse – following segments on Fox News and the right-wing One America News Network featuring the nascent organization.
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"The 'Jexodus' movement encourages Jewish people to leave the Democrat Party," he wrote in a tweet. "Totally disrespect! Republicans are waiting with open arms. Remember Jerusalem (US Embassy) and the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal! "
Trump has lambasted Democrats as the "anti-Israel" party. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) About politicians' support for Israel was found to be in a hurry with anti-Semitic tropes. Omar's comments last week in the House overwhelmingly passing a resolution congratulating bigotry that did not go far enough in singles the Minnesota congresswoman out.
Trump has asserted that though Jewish Democrats voters, the party's lurch to the left in recent years, as evidenced by its splintering over Omar's comments, has alienated Jewish voters.
The so-called Jexodus movement that Trump has now praised twice in recent days appears to be cropping up around the same time as the CPAC's annual conservative gathering, where Trump campaign adviser Jeff Ballabon tweeted that he "broke the news of the newest #Jewish movement."
A website for Jexodus only lists a spokesperson, model and former Trump campaign staffer Elizabeth Pipko, and no other staff. A description on the website says that Jewish millennials are "tired of living in bondage to leftist politics" and accuses Democrats.
Until recently, support for Israel was almost unanimous within the mainstream of both political parties, but the Democratic Party's vocal progressive base has grown increasingly supportive of Palestinian rights, causing a rift that the Democrats have publicly struggled to confront.
The president, who himself has been accused of promoting anti-Semitic stereotypes and not thoroughly denouncing hate speech, has posed himself as a champion of Israel throughout his presidency.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump has been to an extremely close ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He therefore withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, a move that Trump invoked in lobbying Jewish voters to change parties.