President Trump proposed on Tuesday that Jewish Americans voting for Democrats either lack the necessary skills or "show great unfaithfulness" as the war with MPs Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar on Israel escalates.
Reporters in the Oval Office over his feud with the two Muslim congressional women, the president accused Tlaib and Omar of being anti-Semitic and argued that they "hate" Israel and the Jewish people.
"I think every Jewish people that votes for a Democrat – I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or a great infidelity," said Trump.
The President said Omar was "a disaster for the Jewish people" and lamented "what Omar said what Tlaib said" Israel. He argued that the Democrats, who embraced the Minnesota-born Omar and the Michigan-born Tlaib, talked about how the party has changed.
"Where did the Democratic Party go?" Trump said. "Where did they go ̵
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Omar responded to Trump's utterances by tweeting only a face-palm emoji.
Democrats urged Trump to use the word "infidelity".
– Because of the President's encouragement of white nationalism, Semitic incidents have increased – Trump repeats an anti-Semitic deception, "said Halie Soifer, the Executive Director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, in a statement.
But a prominent Jewish Republican supported Trump's language.
"President Trump is right, there is a lot of disloyalty towards defending a party that protects / encourages people who hate you for their religion," tweeted the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Tlaib Omar and Tlaib are outspoken critics of Israeli politics and have expressed their support for boycotts in the country are also known for their anti-Trump activism.  "It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to the US government officials," Omar said of the decision to stop her from traveling to Israel. "Trump's Muslim ban kills Israel, this time against two properly elected members of Congress."
An emotional tlaib stifled tears during the press conference as she shared her childhood experiences in Jerusalem.
"As a young girl visiting Palestine to visit my grandparents and extended family, I watched my mother go through dehaired checkpoints – even though she was a United States citizen and a proud American."
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The White House accused both of them of anti-Semitism on Monday
19659003] "Congress women Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have one well-documented history of anti-Semitic remarks, anti-Semitic social media posts, and anti-Semitic relationships, "said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley.
" Israel has the right. "to prevent people who want to destroy it invade the land – and the useless Congressional requests of the Democrats here in America, the laws that Israel has passed to themselves for u protect, do not change. "
Samuel Chamberlain of Fox News contributed to this report.