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Jewish Democratic Council of America: “President Trump doesn’t represent the views and values of American Jews.”

By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, Idan Zonshine, Reuters 

Jewish Democratic Council of America executive director Halie Soifer said the address was delivered by a president whose egregious wrongdoings are clear to the American people and whose policies, rhetoric and behavior are antithetical to Jewish and American values.”

“Instead of dissecting President Trump’s State of the Union address, we are putting the pieces of our country back together by electing Democrats who share our values,” she said. “We don’t accept the State of the Union as President Trump outlined tonight, and instead are focused on changing the state of our union by laying the groundwork for Democratic victories in November.

“President Trump doesn’t represent the views and values of American Jews; we are taking direct action to protect our country, bring about change, and elect Democrats who represent our values.”

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden tweeted that it was the administration of president Barack Obama that “brought the economy back from the brink of depression, saved the auto industry, and made health care available to millions of families. Donald Trump gave billionaires a tax break.”