President Donald Trump retweeted a post by Elizabeth Pipko, a spokesperson from Jexodus — the group encouraging young Jews to abandon the Democratic party.
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party,” Trump said Tuesday, quoting Pipko who made the same declaration on Fox and Friends.
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.” Elizabeth Pipko, Jexodus.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
Last month, Trump called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign from her post on the Foreign Affairs Committee over her suggestion that Jewish money was behind support for Israel.
President Trump accused Democrats on Friday of becoming an “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” party, after the House passed a broad resolution that called out bigotry of all kinds without directly condemning freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar for allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.
The website of the upstart Jexodus movement states, “We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics. We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left.”
“Progressives, Democrats, and far too many old-school Jewish organizations take our support for granted. After all, we’re Jewish, and Jews vote for Democrats. Until today,” the website added.
Elizabeth Pipko told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight that Jexodus is a “grassroots movement started by young millennials who are just trying to galvanize young Jews across the country and get them involved in what’s happening in politics.”
She added that the initiative also hopes to create a safe space where “young Jews can feel unafraid [and] stand up for themselves and their beliefs.”
Democrats choose to use fear and scare people into believing that this is the right way to vote. Even doing the research and finding out what President Trump stands for is too far, and they follow what everyone is doing before thinking for themselves. I think what’s most important is to do the research and see what President Trump has done and has said, not only about the Jewish people, but about Israel and standing with Israel. If you actually look at what’s been done versus what’s been told to you that’s been done, you’ll actually change your mind.
— Elizabeth Pipko (@elizabethpipko) March 12, 2019