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The White House on Monday defended President Trump’s assertion that the Democratic Party has become “anti-
Israel” and “anti-Jewish,” with press secretary Sarah Sanders sparring with reporters who challenged the president’s claim.
“The president has been an unwavering and committed ally to Israel and the Jewish people,” Sanders said at a press
Briefing, her first in more than a month. “And frankly the remarks that have been made by a number of Democrats and failed to be called out by Democrat leadership is frankly abhorrent and it’s sad and it’s something that should be called by name. It shouldn’t be put in a watered down resolution.”
“The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn Friday.
All nine of the Jews in the United States Senate are Democrats, and all but two of the 36 members of Congress. Jews overwhelmingly supported Democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016.
Sanders drew a contrast between the Democratic response to Omar and how the Republican caucus treated Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, last year. “It should be done the way Republicans did it when Steve King made terrible remarks,”
Sanders said. “We called him out by name. We stripped him of his committee memberships. And we’d like to see Democrats follow suit.”
In January, King was banned from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting in an interview that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. Trump himself did not condemn the remarks, as ABC’s Jon Karl pointed out to Sanders.
“The president, correct me if I’m wrong, has not condemned Steve King,” Karl said.