Trump absurdly claims Jews are leaving the Democratic Party, but the data disagrees


President Donald Trump quoted one of his top supporters on Tuesday morning to claim that Jews are abandoning the Democratic Party even though the data firmly shows that is not the case.

Trump and Republicans have been desperately trying to portray criticism of Israeli influence on American politics made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as “anti-Semitic” and demanded the House pass a resolution condemning her. Instead, the resolution backfired on Republicans as many of them refused to vote for it because Democrats broadened it to include hate of any kind, particularly against minorities and the LGBT community.

Republicans are obsessed with turning imaginary anti-Semitism into a 2020 campaign issue that will somehow benefit them. And Trump tried to aid that goal by claiming that Jews are leaving the Democratic Party:

Pipko is one of Trump’s campaign staffers, so her opinion means absolutely nothing, and Jexodus is a group that his campaign created very recently.

The fact is that nearly 80 percent of Jews voted for Democrats in the 2018 midterm election that gave Democrats control of the House in a rebuke of Trump and the GOP.

Furthermore, Trump’s disapproval rating among Jews is 75 percent.

And many Twitter users pointed out that Trump has much bigger problems among Jewish voters:

Clearly, Jews are not abandoning the Democratic Party for a party that supports neo-Nazis, especially since Trump is truly guilty of perpetuating anti-Semitic tropes.

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