Saturday, 23 March, 2019

White House calls on Dems to condemn 'abhorrent' comments about Israel

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders listens to a question during a press briefing at the White House Sarah Sanders spars with CNN’s Jim Acosta over anti-Semitism allegations
Jeannette Daniel | 14 March, 2019, 07:16

Axios reported that at a Republican National Committee fundraiser over the weekend at Trump's Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago, the president told donors that "Democrats hate Jewish people".

Pressed further, Sanders only reiterated Trump's claim that he did not violate any campaign finance laws and referred reporters to the President's personal attorneys.

Trump's comments came after Democrats refused to directly condemn anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar by name and watered down a resolution originally drafted to punish her.

"I speak on behalf of the president on a number of topics", Sanders told Karl.

The White House refused to voice "full confidence" in embattled Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on Monday. "Obviously Democrats don't hate Jewish people, that is just a silly thing to say".

"I didn't hear you actually answer the question, so yes or no", Jackson said. "Whether it's talking about Democrats, the media, immigrants, or should we just plan on hearing the president use the same kind of language that we heard in 2016 and all through the first couple years of this administration?" "I don't think he's going to want it to get involved before 2020".

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Marine One at the White House
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Marine One at the White House

"I'm trying to answer", Sanders snapped.

"The president has been an unwavering and committed ally to Israel and the Jewish people and, frankly, the remarks that have been made by a number of Democrats and failed to be called out by Democrat leadership is frankly abhorrent and it's sad", she said. The president has been clear on what his position is.

"He'll make a decision on that when he's ready", Sanders said during a press briefing.

CNN's Jim Acosta questions U.S. President Donald Trump during his news conference following Tuesday's midterm U.S. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018.

The president is committed to an agreement that addresses China's treatment of US intellectual property and has an enforcement mechanism to ensure that Beijing is following through on its end of the bargain, she said. When the final resolution passed the House, it did not mention Omar by name.

Since Trump's first remarks about Democrats and Jewish people on Friday, some Democrats have pushed back.

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