With Trump poised to speak to the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a White House spokesman blasted Democratic candidates for their approach to Israel and anti-Semitism.
By Associated Press and World Israel News Staff
On Saturday, the White House issued a statement accusing the current slate of Democratic presidential candidates of failing to adequately condemn anti-Semitism and consistently rejecting the need to protect Israel.
The statement issued Saturday by White House spokesman Hogan Gidley comes after Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke compared the “rhetoric” used by President Donald Trump to describe immigrants to propaganda in Nazi Germany, which attempted genocide and was responsible for the murder of six million Jews.
O’Rourke made the comments during multiple campaign stops in Iowa on Thursday. The White House did not respond to a request for comment at the time.
Gidley’s statement took aim at the Democratic party on the same day that Trump is scheduled to speak at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas.
Among the Democrats’ freshman class in Congress are Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
Omar has been dogged by an anti-Semitism scandal since arriving on the national stage due to her Twitter posts accusing pro-Israel lobbyists of bribery and her promotion of the dual loyalty canard.
Tlaib has included in her circle of associates individuals who promote anti-Semitic propaganda on social media including posts calling for the murder of Israelis.