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Jewish leaders react to Trump's 'disloyal' comment

Posted at 7:43 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 06:08:53-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.  — Jewish leaders across South Florida were quick to respond to President Trump's comments about Jewish voters who vote Democratic are being “disloyal.”

“For him to be saying that most Jewish people, most are Democrat, are disloyal is, even for him is outrageous,” says Rabbi Barry Silver of South Palm Beach County.

"The Jewish people will not allow someone else to turn us into a political football to use us for talking points it's not happening,” Silver says.

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried posted a tweet, censoring an expletive, and saying, “Nobody owns the Jewish vote.”

At the opening luncheon of the Forum Club in West Palm Beach, State Sen. Lori Berman also was not pleased.

“I find the president's remarks deeply disturbing I think his use of the anti-Semitic trope about dual loyalty is horrible,” Berman says.