Not long after President Donald Trump tweeted support for New Zealand after a white supremacist murdered 49 people at a mosque in an act of terrorism, he resumed accusing the Democratic Party of being anti-Semitic and endorsed “Jexodus.”
“Jexodus” is a movement recently created and headed by a Trump campaign staffer that promotes Jewish people leaving the Democratic Party to join the Republican Party.
Trump previously endorsed the group and claimed that Jews are leaving the Democratic Party in droves. But the data disproves his claim as Republicans continue to desperately tie Democrats to fake anti-Semitism.
On Friday, Trump once again promoted the group.
The ‘Jexodus’ movement encourages Jewish people to leave the Democrat Party. Total disrespect! Republicans are waiting with open arms. Remember Jerusalem (U.S. Embassy) and the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal! @OANN @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
If anything, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel makes Jews less safe. Iran is close to restarting their nuclear program because of sanctions Trump re-established, and the Muslim world became even more inflamed over the Jerusalem decision because East Jerusalem is claimed by the Palestinians.
Twitter users blasted Trump for spreading more religious hatred in the wake of the tragedy in New Zealand and fact-checked him for good measure:
As a Jewish person, I am offended by this tweet and I am offended by OANN!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) March 15, 2019
I’m disgusted by it!
— Eric Perfect (@EricPerfect67) March 15, 2019
STFU. Every Jew I know hates your guts!
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 15, 2019
49 people literally just died because of their religion and you want to use this time to bring religion into politics and spread more hate. You are disgusting.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) March 15, 2019
Lol! He loves people to get all their fake news directly from his sources. My wife is Jewish and from a large Jewish community. I have yet to hear a single one talk of joining Republicans. Not one. This is more mad up monkey poo for trump to fling.
— David Greenblood (@DavidGreen1313) March 15, 2019
Any other day this tweet would have been merely horrific. Sending it this morning as the world grieves reveals your sociopathy.
— Bryce Tache 🇺🇸 (@brycetache) March 15, 2019
Trump’s claim that Democrats are an ‘Anti-Jewish Party’ is absurd:
There are 27 Jews currently serving in the U.S. House. Twenty-five of them are Democrats; 2 are Republicans.
There is no Jexodus movement.
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) March 15, 2019
I 2nd this notion and as a Jew too.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 15, 2019
Sir, stop with this anti-Semitic phrase designed to divide us. This morning is the time to condemn white supremacist linked anti-Muslim violence. Your earlier tweet expressed only sadness for loss of life, but failed blame the murderer or ideology that fueled the massacre
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) March 15, 2019
49 Muslims were murdered by a man who has the same morals and ideas as the Republican Party. I think Jews are just fine in the party voting you out.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 15, 2019
— Phoebe (@PinkCottage1) March 15, 2019
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