"The biggest change I've seen in Congress is Israel literally owned Congress — you understand that — 10 years ago, 15 years ago. And it was so powerful. It was so powerful. And today it's almost the opposite. You have between AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and [Rep. Ilhan] Omar — and these people that hate Israel, they hate it with a passion — they're controlling Congress, and Israel is not a force in Congress anymore. I mean, it's just amazing. I've never seen such a change. And we're not talking about over a very long period of time, but I think you know exactly what I'm saying. They had such power, Israel had such power — and rightfully — over Congress, and now it doesn't. It's incredible, actually."- Donald Trump
The ADL is not happy:
Israel does not control Congress. U.S. support for Israel remains strong and bipartisan. As ADL has long said, these types of remarks play into tropes about “Jewish control” of government and are unacceptable. https://antisemitism.adl.org/power/
Trump: Until recently Israel 'literally owned Congress' — and that was a good thing - Jewish...
Donald Trump uses a trope that has gotten other politicians into trouble.
9:54 PM · Nov 1, 2021
https://twitter.com/ADL/status/1455352580490424322 | https://archive.md/4eFfS
The accusation that Israel *ever* controlled Congress is despicable and reeks of antisemitism. No friend of our community or the country speaks this way. This wasn’t a lapse of judgment or a misstatement. It’s a disturbing window into a bigoted worldview.
10:26 PM · Nov 1, 2021
https://twitter.com/JGreenblattADL/stat ... 5466344448 | https://archive.md/feX2q
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