American Jewish Orgs To Trump: Netanyahu Is Not ‘Our’ Prime Minister

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump has cited hi... LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump has cited his moving of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal as reasons for Jewish voters to leave the Democratic party and support him and the GOP instead. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 7, 2019 2:17 pm
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The leaders of prominent American Jewish groups criticized President Donald Trump for telling a gathering of Republican American Jews Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “your prime minister.”

During a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday, Trump told the gathered Americans: “I stood with your prime minister at the White House to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”

It wasn’t the only time Trump has referred to American Jews as something other than Americans, nor was it the only time he did so in Saturday’s speech, as the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale pointed.

In 2015, Trump used similar rhetoric in a speech to the RJC.

“You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money,” he said. “You don’t want to give me money, okay? But that’s okay, you want to control your own politician. That’s fine, good.”

H/t Haaretz

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