During a speech held by the Jewish Republican Coalition on Saturday, President Donald Trump told audience members that Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is their prime minister — a common anti-Semitic trope.
While discussing a meeting he had at the White House with Netanyahu in which he made the controversial decision to “recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Trump told the audience he “stood with your prime minister.”
Speaking to the American Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump refers to Bibi Netanyahu as “your prime minister” pic.twitter.com/rAv4MrxyBt
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 6, 2019
The “dual loyalty” trope — which many critics, including the president, claimed was used by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) when she called out the pro-Israel AIPAC group — suggests that American Jews are loyal to both Israel and the United States.
Trump jokingly “thanked” Rep. Omar earlier in his speech.
“A special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota,” he said, prompting boos from the audience.
“Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel, I forgot, I’m sorry,” the president said. “No, she doesn’t like Israel, does she? Please, I apologize.”
Economic slowdown could complicate Trump’s re-election bid — but he might be able to escape consequences
President Donald Trump has overseen a historic economic expansion -- which turns 10 years old next week -- but signs of a slowdown are on the horizon as he seeks a second term.
Weaker job growth, reduced manufacturing activity and hints that the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates all suggest a recession could complicate his re-election bid, especially if he continues pushing trade wars, reported Politico.
“The economy has been a tailwind for him, but by Election Day next year it will at best no longer be blowing,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “There is a reasonable probability that he will be facing an economic headwind for re-election with growth slowing to the point that unemployment is starting to rise next year, though a lot depends on what he does with the trade wars and what the Fed does in response.”
Financed by tax on Wall Street speculators, Sanders plan would wipe out all $1.6 Trillion in US student loan debt
"We bailed out Wall Street in 2008. It's time to tax Wall Street's greed to help the American people."
As part of a bold legislative package that would make public colleges and universities tuition-free, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday will unveil a plan to wipe out the $1.6 trillion in student loan debt that is saddling an estimated 45 million Americans.
"In a generation hard hit by the Wall Street crash of 2008, it forgives all student debt and ends the absurdity of sentencing an entire generation to a lifetime of debt for the 'crime' of getting a college education."—Sen. Bernie Sanders
Biden shreds ‘divorced from reality’ Trump in blistering attack on his racism
In an op-ed published in a Florida paper -- published in both English and Spanish -- former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Donald Trump as an out-and-out racist, saying he has used "racist invective to describe anyone south of the Rio Grande.”
In the piece, published in the Miami Herald, Biden bluntly began, "Last week gave us more evidence that President Trump’s morally bankrupt re-election strategy relies on vilifying immigrants to score political points while implementing policies that ensure asylum seekers and refugees keep arriving at our border."