Published: Mon, April 08, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump Mockingly ‘Thanks’ Ilhan Omar in Republican Jewish Coalition Speech

Trump Mockingly ‘Thanks’ Ilhan Omar in Republican Jewish Coalition Speech

Protesters interrupted President Donald Trump's speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 6.

President Donald Trump is ridiculing some of the people seeking asylum at the U.S. -Mexico border, claiming they look like mixed martial arts fighters yet are coached by lawyers to say they fear for their lives if forced to return home.

Last month, in the wake of shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by an admitted white supremacist that killed 50 people, Omar accused Trump of helping whip up the hatred that lay behind such violence, the Guardian said.

Jewish voters in the USA have traditionally sided heavily with Democrats - and are often ideologically liberal - but Republicans are hoping to narrow the gap next year, in part as Trump cites actions that he says demonstrate support for Israel.

"I said, 'Fellows, do me a favor". "Oh, oh, oh I forgot, she doesn't like Israel, I forgot, I'm so sorry".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Trump last month.

Trump, who typically demands short, sharp briefings and is known for his colorful retelling of stories, said Friedman was shocked, "like a wonderful, lovely baby", and asked the president if he would actually do it.

Just hours after Carlineo's arrest, Trump mocked Omar before an audience of Jewish Republicans.

"'How do you like the idea of me recognizing exactly what we're discussing?'" said Trump, recounting the conversation.

"You're not going to support me because I don't want your money", Trump said then. The group chanted, "Jews are here to say, the Occupation is a plague".

The Adelsons gave President Donald Trump's campaign $30 million in 2016.

In November, Trump recognized Miriam Adelson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian.

Jewish voters in the US have traditionally sided heavily with Democrats, but Republicans are hoping to narrow the gap next year, in part as Trump cites actions that he says show he's more pro-Israel. He argued that Democrats "aren't fighting for Israel in Congress", The Washington Post reported.

Trump's decision to speak at the meeting comes as Israel has been in the forefront of the news in recent weeks.

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