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By Shira Hanau

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, said that Jewish voters were unlikely to be swayed by the president’s 2020 messaging. She emphasized that American Jews base their votes on domestic issues, not Israel. (Orthodox Jews, many of whom support President Trump’s moves with regard to Israel, tend to weigh Israel issues more heavily than liberal Jews in their vote calculations.)

“The president wants to run in 2020 against a false portrayal of the Democratic Party, but Jewish voters know the difference between fact and fiction,” said Soifer. “Approximately three-quarters of American Jewish voters have supported Democrats for decades, and all signs indicate that will continue in 2020.”