Activists, politicians and many within the American Jewish
community slammed US President Donald Trump on Tuesday for saying any Jewish person
who votes Democratic shows "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty".
He made the comments despite recent polling, which shows that a majority of Jews in the US
identify as Democrats.
Reacting to the remarks, Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent running for the Democratic
presidential nomination, said he is "a proud Jewish person who has no concerns about voting
Trump did not specify who he believed Jewish Americans would be disloyal to, but the
president's remarks came amid his ongoing attacks on Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan
Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are outspoken against Israel's treatment of Palestinians.