Noah Arbit, Founder and Chair of the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus, released the following statement in response to numerous antisemitic comments made by President Donald Trump at yesterday’s Israeli American Council meeting.

LANSING, Mich. — “When a president of the United States appears before an audience of American Jews and calls them “brutal killers” and “not very nice people at all,” what do you call it?

“When a president of the United States makes obscene references to conspiracies of Jewish wealth and power, and deems some Jews to be insufficiently loyal to the State of Israel, what do you call it?”

“With these latest, repulsive and deeply antisemitic comments, the President has proven he is, in fact, not “tired of all the winning,” and can come first in almost any category — including being the most antisemitic president this country has seen since Richard Nixon.”

“I sincerely hope Republicans have a better plan for attracting Jewish voters in swing-states than running on moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, because Michigan Jews aren’t buying it.”

“As we brace for the Trump circus’ arrival in Battle Creek next week, I hope the message from Michigan’s Jews to the President is clear: it doesn’t matter how many Jewish grandchildren he has, nor how many unilateral concessions he makes to Israel; we are sick and tired of an antisemite in the White House, and on November 3rd 2020, we’re going to vote him out.”


CONTACT: Noah Arbit, Chair

(248) 325-8560



The Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus is the voice of Jewish Michiganders within the Democratic Party, dedicated to combating antisemitism and electing Democrats who share our values. In addition to providing support to endorsed candidates through our state and federal PACs, MDJC works to strengthen the link between Michigan’s Jewish community and Democratic leaders through strong communications and public events, nurture Jewish political talent across Michigan, and advocate for progressive policies benefiting all Michiganders.

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