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By Ron Kampeas

Brooks’ counterpart at JDCA, Halie Soifer, ridiculed the notion that Jews were up for grabs.

“The Democratic Party has always been the home of the Jewish electorate and President Trump’s presidency has only reinforced that,” she said in an interview.

Soifer cited Trump’s policies restricting immigration, cutting back on subsidies for the social safety net and statements widely seen in the liberal and centrist Jewish community as bigoted.

“As President Trump has implemented policies antithetical to Jewish values, Jews have rejected it in record numbers,” she said.