For generations, most of American Jews have voted and stayed firmly within the Democratic party.
“Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,”
Americans have unfortunately become accustomed to his off the cuff remarks, dog whistles and half truths. The statement above is all three and much more. I find it to be personally offensive.
When one speaks of loyalty and the Jews, it smacks of antisemitism. The question of whom the Jewish community is loyal to has led the persecution, destruction and murder.
If he thinks that the whole Israel debacle from last week will make American Jews jump ship to the Republican party, he is dead wrong. Most American Jews that I know of still openly and proudly vote Democrat.
If nothing else, this statement may have the opposite effect and it I hope it does. This Democrat is not jumping ship anytime soon.
P.S. If he thinks that Ivanka converting to Judaism and raising Jewish children gives him cred with the Jewish community, he is wrong.