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March 22, 2016 9:41 am

AIPAC President Blasts Trump’s Rhetoric About Obama, Crowd’s Reaction

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Lillian Pinkus, the new president of AIPAC, slammed Donald Trump on Tuesday morning. Photo: AIPAC.

Lillian Pinkus, the new president of AIPAC, slammed Donald Trump on Tuesday morning. Photo: AIPAC.

JNS.org – Lillian Pinkus, the new president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), on Tuesday morning slammed Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump’s on-stage rhetoric about President Barack Obama the previous day as well as the AIPAC conference crowd’s reaction to Trump’s words.

Trump had earned a standing ovation on Monday for saying, “President [Barack] Obama in his final year. Yay.”

Without mentioning Trump by name, Pinkus said Tuesday that AIPAC takes “great offense” to verbal attacks that are levied against the president of the United States from the stage of the pro-Israel lobby’s annual policy conference.

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“While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the president of the United States and our president, Barack Obama,” Pinkus, whose emotion was palpable, said.

“There are people in our AIPAC family who were deeply hurt last night,” she said, lamenting that “so many applauded a sentiment that we neither agree with or condone.”

“Let us close this conference in recognition that when we say, ‘Come Together,’ we still have a lot to learn from each other, and we still have much work to do, because broadening the base of America’s pro-Israel movement and unity is our strength,” said Pinkus, mentioning this year’s AIPAC conference tagline.

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  • Stuart Scharaga

    Lilian needs to grow a pair!!!

  • Paul

    Pinkus'”palpable emotion” is laughable.
    She implies that there is some equivalence between the office of the president of the United States of America and this man,Barack Hussein Obama,who thru his arrogant narcissistic behavior has so degraded the position?
    Spare me the angst Lillian.
    In addition,her absurd suggestion that Progressives of her sort claim to have some affinity to ” ‘Come Together,’ we still have a lot to learn from each other, and we still have much work to do, because broadening the base of America’s pro-Israel movement and unity is our strength,” just shows how disingenuous she is. AIPAC could do better,must do better,in order to truly “broaden the base”.

  • John Train

    I watched all the speeches. Cruz took a shot against Trump. Hillary took a shot against Trump. Did APIC’S president also expressed concern about that sniping.

  • I was watching last night the full speech of donald trump, at AIPAC i can tell you he gaves me some hope to see a new America and a new era of relashonship with Israel .
    Mrs Pinkus, its because of those people like you we got Obama, and her comentary was nt fair, and bipertisan
    What about a free speech

  • Is this woman for real? It’s not the people in the audience that has degraded the office of the president of the United States, it is Obama. He may have the title, but he is no president of these United States. I am SO proud that our people are standing up for the truth and are not listening people like Pinkus! In this Jewish family we are ALL voting for Trump.

  • brenrod

    another Jew in the Stockholm Syndrome

  • Advocacy organizations are all a bit unseemly. They promote onesidedness in their presentation of the facts, which is not an honest approach, and they tend to support those who tell them only what they want to hear. The Jewish way is to present facts in a completely evenhanded manner, thereby avoiding any accusations of arm twisting or trying to have undue influence on people in positions of power.

  • Emanuel

    Wow how utterly unJewish, or should I say fake Jewish, AIPAC is just another front for communist dictators, they used to help Israel, now they hurt both Israel and America, that’s what happens when you tow party lines with people who take advice from Qatar and Sidney Blumenthal.

  • Rafail

    That is exactly why a lot of Jews don’t support AIPEC. You have to choose between the truth and PC.

  • I’m no shrieking Trumpkin, but that response makes Pinkus, ipso facto, completely out of touch

  • WackinWall

    So, it turns out there ar two Presidents in need of replacement. Did Mz. Pinkus utter her foolishness before or after the latest Brussel attacks? (to avoid confusion, the two are Obama and Pinkus. I hope Jerk St. is not taking over Aipac)

  • tiki

    Rhetoric about Obama is ‘not done?

    It’s called free speech!

    Precisely being the total opposite of Obama is what people like about him!

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