Founder of The Exodus Movement defends President Trump: ‘Best friend Jewish Americans could ask for’

Founder of The Exodus Movement defends President Trump: ‘Best friend Jewish Americans could ask for’ 150 150 Exodus Movement

Elizabeth Pipko, founder of The Exodus Movement, spoke exclusively with Fox News following the president’s comments suggesting that Jewish Americans, who vote for Democrats show a lack of knowledge or “great disloyalty” to Israel.

“Look, the Democrats have shown with their words and actions over the last several years that they are taking Jews and their support totally for granted. President Trump was discussing Jewish Americans and their loyalty to themselves, their faith, and everything that we have gone through. It’s hard to imagine supporting the left when they have turned so far against us,” said Pipko.

Pipko is a former Trump 2016 campaign staffer, who made headlines earlier this year when she announced her support for President Trump, and co-founded Jexodus — now known as The Exodus Movement. According to their website, The Exodus Movement is comprised of “proud Jewish Americans who reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left.”

“[The Exodus Movement is] hoping to inspire Jews, and I think all people actually, to vote with their conscience and their beliefs and not with any fears whatsoever, and I think the further the Democrats shift to the left, the harder it is for any religious person to align with them,” Pipko said in an earlier Fox News interview.

On Tuesday, Trump spoke with reporters in the Oval Office about his feud with Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred the Muslim congresswomen from entering the country.

“I think any Jewish people that votes for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump said.

The president also accused Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar of being anti-Semitic and argued they “hate” Israel and Jewish people.

“Where has the Democratic Party gone?” Trump said, adding, “Where have they gone — where they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?”

“At a time when anti-Semitic incidents have increased — due to the president’s emboldening of white nationalism — Trump is repeating an anti-Semitic trope,” Halie Soifer, the executive Director of Jewish Democratic Council of America, said in a statement.

But a prominent Jewish Republican group backed up Trump’s language.

Read the full story at Fox News.

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