JTA: It’s a Las Vegas honeymoon, of sorts, for Trump and Republican Jews

April 8, 2019

By Ron Kampeas

This time around, Trump’s history of invoking the very tropes that got Omar into trouble — that Jews buy influence, and that they are dually loyal to Israel — got a pass at the RJC. Halie Soifer, who directs the Jewish Democratic Council of America, watched Trump’s speech on C-Span and was stunned not to see any push back.

“For them to decry anti-Semitism on the Democratic side when it was exactly the same references that they now applauded and welcomed back is baffling,” she told JTA.