US President Donald Trump told a pro-Israel conference Saturday night that some American Jews don’t love Israel enough. He also noting that he did not have to worry about getting his audience’s votes, because they would cast ballots with business interests in mind.
Those comments, to the Israeli American Council advocacy group in Florida, drew quick criticism from opponents and were derided as anti-Semitic.Times of Israel:
“So many of you voted for people in the last administration,” Trump said to a welcome of loud chants of “four more years.”
“Someday you’ll have to explain that to me because I don’t think they liked Israel too much, I’m sorry,” he continued. “After eight years of which our alliance was undermined and neglected, I am happy to report the United States-Israeli relationship is stronger now than ever before… The Jewish state has never had a better friend in office than your president.”The Jerusalem Post:
Trump turned his speech into a MAGAt rally and offered up some of his greatest hits: