After President Donald Trump called for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to resign due to her comments hinting to the anti-Semitic stereotype that ‘Rich Jews’ control politicians, questionable comments Trump himself made resurfaced.
In 2015, then-candidate Trump told a Jewish group “I’m a negotiator like you folks”.
“You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money,” Trump told the Republican Jewish Coalition.“You want to control your own politicians.”
He also told the group that he is “a negotiator like you folks; we’re negotiators.”
“And by the way, did you ever see a negotiation take so long?” He added, in reference to former President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
In light of Trump calling on Omar to resign, a notable contrast highlighted by WaPo: At a Republican Jewish Coalition event in 2015, Trump said, “You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money … You want to control your own politicians.” https://t.co/8OYdoXl5QJ pic.twitter.com/JNV5GWqCGx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 12, 2019
In 2016, he also tweeted – and deleted – a photo of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, a pile of money and a Star of David.
Omar responded to Trump on Wednesday, saying he has “trafficked in hate” his whole life.
You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you? https://t.co/EqqTyjkiNE
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 13, 2019
Ilhan Omar explodes at CNN over anti-Semitism scandal
Omar: “Are you serious? What is wrong with you?”
Manu Raju: “I’m asking you a question about your tweet…saying [Trump] trafficked in hate”
Omar: “Yes I tweeted, and there’s a response. You can run that. Have a nice day” pic.twitter.com/pR7fxederX
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 13, 2019
Unless Representative Omar resigns from Congress, at minimum Democrat leaders should remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. pic.twitter.com/xivvu45pSs
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 13, 2019