Donald Trump and Anti-Semitism

Donald Trump and Quotes That Promote Anti-Semitic Tropes


1991 - 2020

Donald Trump and Anti-Semitism Then
Donald Trump and Anti-Semitism Now

#DonaldTrump 12/3/15: "You ❲Jewish donors won’t❳ support me because I don’t want your money." » #Trump 2/12/19: "Terrible what ❲Omar❳ said…She should resign from Congress." Click To Tweet

Donald Trump and Quotes That Promote Anti-Semitic Tropes


1991 - 2020

Donald Trump and Anti-Semitism Then
“I have black guys counting my money…I hate it. The only guys I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes all day.”
- May 20, 1991

USA Today (via Politico), Aug 14, 2015
The 199 Most Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said

(retrieved 2/11/19)
“I promise you that I’m much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz – I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow.”

“I’m a negotiator like you [Republican Jewish Coalition members]… Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals? Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken… You’re not gonna support me even though you know I’m the best thing that could ever happen to Israel. And I’ll be that. And I know why you’re not going to support me. You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money

Jeb Bush… is controlled totally, totally controlled by the people that gave him the money. That’s why you don’t want to give me money, ok? But that’s ok. You want to control your own politician. That’s fine… I would love your support, but I don’t want your money.”
- Dec 3, 2015

Times of Israel, Dec 3, 2015
Trump courts Republican Jews with offensive stereotypes

(retrieved 2/12/19)
quote starts at beginning
Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors.”
- Oct 13, 2016

Campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida

New York Times, Oct 13, 2016
Trump Accuses Clinton of Guiding Global Elite Against U.S. Working Class

(retrieved 2/12/19)
“We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia [at the rally where ‘alt-right’ demonstrators chanted ‘Jews will not replace us. Blood and soil!’]. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.”
- Aug 12, 2017

The Hill, Aug 12, 2017
Trump condemns Charlottesville violence 'on many sides'

(retrieved 2/12/19)
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“I do think there is blame – yes, I think there is blame on both sides. You look at, you look at both sides. I think there’s blame on both sides [of the Charlottesville, VA rally where ‘alt-right’ demonstrators chanted ‘Jews will not replace us. Blood and soil!’], and I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either…

“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did.”
- Aug 15, 2017

Politico, Aug 15, 2017
Full text: Trump’s comments on white supremacists, ‘alt-left’ in Charlottesville

(retrieved 2/12/19)
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White Nationalist Rally Charlottesville 2017

Photograph by Samuel Corum / Anadolu Agency / Getty

“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals… Paid for by Soros and others.”
“I want to thank Vice President Mike Pence. A tremendous supporter a tremendous supporter of [you American Jews]. And Karen. And they go there and they love your country. They love your country. And they love this country. That’s a good combination, right?”
- Dec 7, 2018

Jewish Telegraph Agency, Dec 7, 2018
Trump’s Hanukkah parties celebrate his decision to move the Israel embassy

(retrieved 9/16/19)
“I saw little shifty Schiff yesterday. He went into a meeting and he said, ‘We’re going to look into his finances.’”
- March 2, 2019

In reference to Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is Jewish.

C-SPAN, March 2, 2019
President Trump at Conservative Political Action Conference

(retrieved 3/2/19)
quote starts at 0:21
“And a special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota. Oh. Oooh. Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel, I forgot. I’m so sorry. Oh. No she doesn’t like Israel, does she. Oh, please, I apologize…

“How the hell did you [Republican Jewish Coalition members] support President Obama? How did you do it? How did you support the Democrats?…

“When countries…[are] charging us 200 and 250 and 300%, and we charge them nothing, it’s OK to charge them something. Maybe you could explain that to some of your people that say, ‘Oh, we don’t like tariffs.'”…

“I stood with your prime minister [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] at the White House to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights…

“If implemented, the Democrats’ radical agenda would destroy our economy, cripple our country, and very well could leave Israel out there all by yourselves. Can’t do that.”
- April 6, 2019

C-SPAN, April 6, 2019
Republican Jewish Coalition Leadership Meeting

(retrieved 4/8/19)
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Full video here: 

“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. ‘President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense!'”
“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
- Aug 21, 2019
“If you vote for a Democrat, you’re very, very disloyal to Israel and to the Jewish people.”
- Aug 22, 2019
“We call [Adam Schiff] ‘shifty Schiff’. We don’t call him ‘shifty Schiff’ for nothing. He’s a shifty, dishonest guy.”
- Oct 2, 2019

New York Times, Oct 2, 2019
Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Account of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations

(retrieved 10/2/19)
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“The only crimes in the Impeachment Hoax were committed by Shifty Adam Schiff, when he totally made up my phone conversation with the Ukrainian President and read it to Congress, together with numerous others on Shifty’s side. Schiff should be Impeached, and worse!”
Shifty Adam Schiff, who is a corrupt politician… House Republicans must have nothing to do with Shifty’s rendition of those interviews. He is a proven liar, leaker & freak who is really the one who should be impeached!”
“Shifty Schiff, little shifty Schiff, he’s got the little 10 inch neck… Adam Shifty Schiff…”
- Nov 14, 2019

Factbase, Nov 14, 2019
Donald Trump Holds a Political Rally in Bossier City, Louisiana - November 14, 2019

(retrieved 11/15/19)
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“We have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more, I have to tell you that. We have to do it. We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have people that are Jewish people that are great people — they don’t love Israel enough

“A lot of you [Jews] are in the real estate business because I know you very well. You’re brutal killers. Not nice people at all. But you have to vote for me; you have no choice. You’re not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that. You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax. ‘Yeah, let’s take 100 percent of your wealth away.’ No, no. Even if you don’t like me; some of you don’t. Some of you I don’t like at all, actually. And you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’ll be out of business in about 15 minutes, if they get it.”
- Dec 7, 2019

White House, Dec 8, 2019
Remarks by President Trump at the Israeli American Council National Summit 2019

(retrieved 12/8/19)
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“The company [was] founded by a man named Henry Ford. Good blood lines, good blood lines, if you believe in that stuff, you got good blood.”
- May 21, 2020

Haaretz, May 21, 2020
Trump Praises Famously anti-Semitic Henry Ford's 'Good Bloodlines'

(retrieved 5/25/20)
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“We need more jews in the U.S. that love Israel. Unfortunately there are Jews that don’t like Israel.”
- Aug 9, 2020

Forward, Aug 10, 2020
Trump says U.S. needs ‘more Jews that love Israel’

(retrieved 9/16/20)
“And we moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. That’s for the Evangelicals. You know, it’s amazing with that: the Evangelicals are more excited about that than Jewish people. It’s really — right? It’s incredible.”
- Aug 17, 2020

Twitter, Aug 17, 2020
And we moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.

(retrieved 8/17/20)
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“I have to say this, whatever you [American Jewish leaders] can do in terms of Nov. 3 is going to be very important because if we don’t win, Israel is in big trouble

“We’re in the Middle East because of Israel

“Which really amazes me, and I have to tell you, because I saw a poll that in the last election, I got 25% of the Jewish vote and I said here I have a son-in-law and a daughter who are Jewish, I have beautiful grandchildren that are Jewish. I have all of these incredible achievements. I’m amazed that it seems to be almost automatically a Democrat...

“We really appreciate you. We love your country also.”
- Sept 16, 2020

#DonaldTrump 8/15/17: "There…were very fine people on both sides ❲of the Charlottesville protest❳." » #Trump 3/6/19: "Shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism." Click To Tweet



Donald Trump and Anti-Semitism Now
“I think [Ilhan Omar] should be ashamed of herself… She knows what to say [as an appropriate response].” *
Feb 11, 2019 -
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar, it’s terrible what she said and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. What she said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology, and that’s what it was, it was lame and she didn’t mean a word of it, was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress.” **
Feb 12, 2019 -

White House, Feb 12, 2019
Remarks by President Trump in Cabinet Meeting

(retrieved 2/12/19)
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“It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference. Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!”
“The Democrats hate Jewish people.”
March 8, 2019 -

Axios, March 10, 2019
Trump tells RNC donors: 'The Democrats hate Jewish people'

(retrieved 4/10/19)
“‘We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts [sic] & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.’”
“The ‘Jexodus’ movement encourages Jewish people to leave the Democrat Party. Total disrespect! Republicans are waiting with open arms.”
“The Democrats have very much proven to be anti-Israel. There’s no question about that. And it’s a disgrace. I mean, I don’t know what’s happened to them, but they are totally anti-Israel. Frankly, I think they’re anti-Jewish.”
March 22, 2019 -
“I’m very proud of my relationship with Israel, and what is going on with the Democrats and with Jewish people and the Democrats and Israel is a shocking to me. You know, I grew up in a world where people really — and Democrats, they loved Israel. I’m looking at a world where many Democrats seem to hate Israel. They seem to despise Israel. It is a tremendous surprise to me. What’s going on with Israel and the Democrat Party is absolutely horrific. Terrible.”
March 27, 2019 -

Fox News (via Factbase), March 27, 2019
Interview: Sean Hannity Interviews Donald Trump Via Telephone - March 27, 2019

(retrieved 4/4/19)
‘She (Congresswoman Omar) keeps on assaulting Jews’ Jeff Ballabon”
“Earlier this year, I appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat the poison of anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, the Democrat party has invited anti-Semitism into its own ranks. Look at Omar. Look at her. Have you seen what she says — not only about our country, but look at what she says about Israel. And they’re always making excuses. ‘Well, she didn’t mean it.’ She didn’t mean it? Oh, she meant it. She meant it much more so than even her words. My administration is confronting this scourge, and we’re standing with our close friend and partner, the State of Israel.”
Oct 12, 2019 -

“Shockingly, a number of far-left members of Congress have also recently joined the international effort to bully, attack, and denigrate Israel… Make no mistake: Radical lawmakers who support the BDS movement are advancing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda…

“We’ve also seen far-left members of Congress proliferate dangerous anti-Semitic rhetoric… One lawmaker even wrote that Israel has hypnotized the world, and said, ‘Support for Israel is all about the Benjamins.’ You heard that. And I’ll be honest: That’s one of the nicer statements. Far worse. She said far worse than that, and so did others in Congress.”
Dec 7, 2019 -

#DonaldTrump 5/20/91: "Only guys I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes." » #Trump 2/12/19: "What ❲Omar❳ said is so deep…that her lame apology…didn’t mean a word." Click To Tweet


* Here is the tweet by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that Donald Trump was referring to:

Ilhan Omar 2019-02-11 Tweet 1

** Here is the apology for the previous tweet by Omar the following day that Trump was referring to:

Ilhan Omar 2019-02-11 Tweet 2

#DonaldTrump 10/13/16: "Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty." » #Trump 3/6/19: "Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history…They will not act to condemn!" Click To Tweet

Q: “Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from an Iranian menace?”

“As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.”

– Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, March 22, 20191USA Today, March 22, 2019
Pompeo says it’s ‘possible’ President Trump raised to ‘save the Jewish people’
retrieved 3/22/15