In response to President Trump’s comments that “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”, J Street’s Director of Communications Logan Bayroff issued the following statement:
“It is dangerous and shameful for President Trump to attack the large majority of the American Jewish community as unintelligent and ‘disloyal.’ But it is no surprise that the president’s racist, disingenuous attacks on progressive women of color in Congress have now transitioned into smears against Jews.
70 percent of American Jews voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and over 75 percent supported Democratic candidates for Congress in 2018. This vast majority of our community rejected and continues to abhor the xenophobia, bigotry and extremism of Donald Trump and his allies. They’re loyal to the Jewish and liberal democratic values of tolerance, equality, social justice and the pursuit of peace — not to the far-right agenda of this president, which continues to put the lives of American Jews and other vulnerable minority groups in danger.”