Sanders Responds to Trump’s Remarks on US Jews

Senator Bernie Sanders, presidential hopeful for 2020 US elections, has commented on President Donald Trump criticising all those Jewish people in the US who vote for for Democrats.

“I am a proud Jewish person, and I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And in fact, I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States”, Sanders told a rally in Iowa on Wednesday.

The statement comes after Trump lashed out at American Jews who “vote for a Democrat”, which he claimed “shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”.

“Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone when they are defending these two people over the state of Israel? I can’t even believe we’re having this conversation!” Trump said.

Referring to last week’s decision by Tel Aviv to bar two Muslim Congresswomen, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, from entering the Jewish state, Trump applauded the move and called on them to ban Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley as well. Like Tlaib and Omar, they also endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state.