Mexicans, women, Muslims and now Jews. Just another day of offending groups in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
The GOP frontrunner, who’s opened up a commanding 20-point lead in a new CNN/ORC poll, has come under fire in Israel for a controversial comment about Jewish people made at an advocacy group’s event.
“I’m a negotiator — like you folks,” Trump said at a Republican Jewish Coalition event on Thursday.
He later asked, “Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals? Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.”
His comments drew boos from the crowd, spurring Trump to say, “You won’t support me because I don’t want your money.”
In Israel, the real estate mogul was taken to task for stereotyping Jewish people. The Times of Israel called him “anti-Semitic” in a story headlined, “Trump courts Republican Jews with offensive stereotypes.”
Trump made comments “deemed offensive and even anti-Semitic — in an address to Jewish Republicans,” the story read.
National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman, advised Trump to purchase his book.
“Somebody should give Donald Trump a copy of my book ‘Jews and Money – Story of Stereotype,'” Foxman told Jewish Insider.
During his speech, Trump called President Obama the “the worst thing that’s ever happened to Israel” and labeled the administration’s deal with Iran over its nuclear program a deadly blow to Israel.