White House calls on Dems to condemn 'abhorrent' comments about Israel

Donald Trump Jr. waves to the audience during a rally for President Trump

Donald Trump Jr. waves to the audience during a rally for President Trump

When first asked by NBC's Hallie Jackson if the president really thinks that "Democrats hate Jews", Sanders sidestepped the question.

Trying to explain why the resolution was amended from its original version that only condemned anti-Semitism, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on March 7 that a new version of the resolution was expanded to "speak out against anti-Semitism, anti-Islamophobia, anti-white supremacy and all the forms that it takes".

Sanders responded by saying that it's a "great shame" that Democrats wouldn't unify to condemn anti-Semitic comments.

The White House celebrated the departure of its communications chief Bill Shine holding its first press briefing in 42 days.

Regarding North Korea, Cheney said he's anxious about Trump canceling military exercises with South Korea and noted that a recent report regarding a White House proposal to charge USA allies for hosting American troops the full cost plus an additional 50 percent was alarming.

"And do you think that the president has thought at all going into this 2020 campaign that the rhetoric just needs to be lowered - whether it's talking about Democrats, the media, immigrants?" (House Democrats unanimously voted for a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry, while two dozen Republicans dissented.) She noted that when Rep. Steve King (R-IA) openly endorsed white nationalism, the party directly rebuked him. "They've become an anti-Jewish party, and that's too bad".

"Trump said if he could run to be prime minister of Israel, he'd be at 98% in the polls, according to three sources who were there", wrote Axios reporter Jonathan Swan regarding Trump's comments over the weekend to Republican National Convention (RNC) donors in Florida, where smart devices were prohibited to prevent leaks.

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He also said he would take a polygraph to prove his comments, and challenged A Rod to a boxing match. Then there's the estimated six-figure rock from her 2001 marriage to back up dancer Cris Judd.

The resolution came after freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that lobbyists for Israel are "loyal to another country", which was considered anti-Semitic.

"The president has laid out clearly his position on this matter", she replied. "Democrats don't hate Jewish people".

"Sorry, Jim", she said before calling on the next reporter.

Sanders was asked about the president's controversial statement after white supremacists clashed with counter protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017 that there were "good people on both sides".

But while Sanders has denounced King's comments as "abhorrent", the president has not done so.

"We're getting into a situation when our friends and allies around the world that we depend upon are going to lack confidence in us", he said, adding: "I worry that the bottom line of that kind of an approach is we have an administration that looks a lot more like Barack Obama than Ronald Reagan".

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