(JTA) — President Donald Trump, saying the “Democrats hate Jewish people,” said he could not understand how any Jewish person could vote for a Democrat these days.
Trump also told a room filled with Republican National Committee donors that if he could run for prime minister of Israel, he would be polling at 98 percent, Axios reported Sunday.
The president made the remarks at a gathering Friday night at his Mar-a-Largo club, where the audience was required to place their cellphones in magnetized pouches that they carried with them while in the resort in order to prevent leaks, according to Axios.
Axios said that three sources who were in the room during Trump’s speech repeated his comments on Israel’s election next month. He also spoke about how much he has done for Israel, including moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Another Democratic reference: Trump said he now calls 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders “the Nutty Professor” rather than “Crazy Bernie.”
This story "Trump Says ‘Democrats Hate Jewish People’" was written by Marcy Oster.