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January 12, 2018 11:29 am

Major Mainstream Jewish Groups Slam Trump Over Questioning of Taking Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

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US President Donald Trump, Jan. 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst.

A number of top mainstream US Jewish groups have criticized President Donald Trump following his reported questioning on Thursday of taking immigrants from what he slurred as “shithole countries.”

“Such vulgar language and sentiment are inappropriate,” Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper — the dean and associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) — said. “President Trump should withdraw the statement and apologize.”

Last January, Hier gave a benediction at Trump’s inauguration.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) tweeted, “These shameful and profoundly offensive statements are beneath the dignity of the office.”

Former ADL chief Abraham Foxman tweeted, “POTUS it matters not what countries we came from to America. The sum total of our contributions made and make America great!”

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) tweeted, “We don’t want to believe @POTUS said U.S. shouldn’t take migrants from ‘s***hole countries.’ People have a fundamental dignity. True, we can’t accept everyone — but all deserve the chance to try, pursue the American dream & contribute their talents to our nation of immigrants.”

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  • Joe Fine

    No comment about a Senator who has a history of falsifying quotes. The Jewish community has the best friend it ever had in the White House. Stop these knee jerk reactions to the alt left playbook.

  • allioops

    he has shown his true feelings: a bigot through & through

  • John Rogers

    To all the Jews that disagree with President Trump, tell me why there are no such countries that would defy his description. Since many of these groups take up for Islamic migrants and also criticize Israel, please give up your Right of Return and allow some of the Christians that support Israel to have that right, like me. Remember that about half of the visitors to Israel are Christians.

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