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Adam Schiff: 'Record Numbers' of Jews Will Vote Trump Out

By    |   Thursday, 22 August 2019 01:50 PM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Thursday that Jewish-Americans will spurn President Donald Trump "in record numbers" at the polls next year because of his recent "disloyalty" comments.

"As a Jew, I find the idea that the president of the United States would suggest that if I don't support him, that somehow I'm either being disloyal to Israel, disloyal to the United States," Schiff told "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.

"It's a longstanding trope, anti-Semitic trope, that Jews have to prove their loyalty to our country or Jews are really loyal to a foreign country, that is to Israel."

President Trump contended Tuesday that Jews who voted for Democrats were disloyal to Israel, which Schiff slammed as "deeply offensive."

"The president is severely misguided if he thinks that his demonstration of such a profound lack of morals is disdain for the stranger among us, is somehow consistent with Jewish values, or the Jews are a monolithic voting bloc. We're not," Schiff said.

"You're going to find Jews rejecting this president and all he stands for in record numbers."

In the 2016 election, 71% of Jewish voters backed Democrat Hillary Clinton, versus 23% for Trump, according to exit polls.

Further suggesting that President Trump is struggling with Jewish voters is a Gallup poll from March showing that he had a 71% disapproval rating among Jewish Americans.

Schiff, 59, who was first elected in 2000, urged Jews to remain true to their values and to condemn bigotry.

"We need to continue to speak and act our values," he told MSNBC. "We need to uplift … the best among us.

"Exhibit the qualities that this president so clearly lacks."

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Thursday that Jewish-Americans will spurn President Donald Trump "in record numbers" at the polls next year because of his recent "disloyalty" comments.
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