UPDATED 9:39 AM PT — Monday, April 8, 2019
The Republican Party is ramping-up efforts to win support among Jewish voters. According to reports Sunday, the Republican Jewish Coalition plans to spend more than $10 million attract Jewish voters’ in the 2020 election.
The effort is focusing on Jewish communities in Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan that have traditionally voted Democrat.
This comes after some members of the Democrat Party drew criticism over anti-Semitic statements and the endorsement of radical Islam by some of its top officials.
For his part, President Trump touted the GOP’s commitment to strong ties with Israel.
President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the stage after speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting, Saturday April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)[/caption]
“And a special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota,” the president stated. “The Democrats radical agenda would destroy our economy, cripple our country and very well could leave Israel out there all by yourselves — can’t do that.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition praised President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the Golan Heights as part of the Jewish state.