Newsweek: Jewish Groups Blast Trump’s ‘Anti-Semitic’ Remarks, Warning They Could Have ‘Deadly Consequences’

December 9, 2019

By Jason Lemon

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, described the president’s remarks as “deeply offensive” and “unconscionable” in an official statement emailed to Newsweek.

“We strongly denounce these vile and bigoted remarks in which the president – once again – used anti-Semitic stereotypes to characterize Jews as driven by money and insufficiently loyal to Israel. He even had the audacity to suggest that Jews ‘have no choice’ but to support him,” Soifer said.

She noted that support for Republicans among American-Jews has dropped significantly since Trump took office. “Jewish support for the GOP has been halved since Trump has been in office, from 33 percent in 2014 to 17 percent in 2018, because Trump’s policies and rhetoric are completely antithetical to Jewish values,” she said.