Pres. touts relationship with Israel at Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas

Pres. touts relationship with Israel at Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas

In remarks to a conservative Jewish group, Trump thanked several Republican lawmakers for their support before proceeding to mock Omar, an outspoken critic of US policy toward Israel who has also made comments that some say invoke anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Jewish Americans have a history of overwhelmingly favoring Democratic candidates in presidential elections that Trump and other Republicans are trying to reverse.

Nielsen, who says she's staying on until Wednesday, is the latest person felled in the Trump administration's unprecedented churn of top staff and Cabinet officials, brought about by the president's mercurial management style, insistence on blind loyalty and rash policy announcements. "No, she doesn't like Israel, does she?" the President told crowds to applause, referencing comments she made about the U.S. pro-Israel lobby for which she apologised "unequivocally".

She is an outspoken critic of the USA policies toward Israel and has been in controversies several times since coming to Congress.

These moves include last month's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and last year's opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.


"I know that the Republican Jewish Coalition will help lead our party to another historic victory", Trump said. - Trump responded, "I think it's going to be close. We do. All of us", Trump said.

On Monday, Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America and legal advocacy groups to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward, but he held off on enforcing his decision until Friday to give the government a chance to ask an appeals court for a review.

Trump met privately with Adelson before speaking, according to an official.

Many of men and several women wore red yarmulkes with "Trump" emblazoned in white that were distributed at the event.

Trump has tried to work with Congress, but Democrats need to come to the table to talk about real immigration reform, securing the border, and closing loopholes that allow immigrants to come into the United States where they become a "tremendous burden on the American taxpayers", Johnson added.


Republicans are hoping to narrow the gap in 2020 with Jewish voters, who have traditionally backed Democrats by a large margin.

Earlier, three protesters stood on their chairs as Trump began to speak, shouting, "Jews are here to say: Occupation is a plague".

Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN), who was once a harsh critic of Trump, told the audience of about 2,000 that he had been wrong.

Trump made the remarks while speaking about the ceremony that took place in the White House almost two weeks ago, in which he signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Graham also suggested the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate would vote in a month or so to formally recognize Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights and force Democrats to go on the record on the issue.


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