In a tweet published late Thursday afternoon, Nadler took aim at the president, blasting Trump’s recent “disloyalty” comments as an “anti-Semitic trope.”
“The growing anti-Semitism in our political dialogue is repugnant. [Trump’s] comments about disloyalty are a vicious and dangerous anti-Semitic trope,” wrote Nadler. “And the Carlos Latuff cartoon forwarded by [Tlaib] and [Omar] can surely be read for its vile underlying message.”
The growing anti-Semitism in our political dialogue is repugnant. @realdonaldtrump’s comments about disloyalty are a vicious and dangerous anti-Semitic trope. And the Carlos Latuff cartoon forwarded by @RepRashida and @Ilhan can surely be read for its vile underlying message.
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) August 22, 2019
The cartoon that the House Judiciary chairman was referring to depicted both Omar and Tlaib being physically silenced by what appears to be Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, respectively.
A Star of David is drawn between the two pairs of officials with three sentences written above it.
“The more they try to silence us, our voices rise. The more they try to weaken us, the stronger we become. The more they try to discredit us, the truth prevails.”
Oof. Looks like both Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib shared this awful Carlos Latuff cartoon in Instagram stories yesterday. In 2006, Latuff came in second in Iran's International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, which is a thing that exists, in case you thought the TL couldn't get any worse. pic.twitter.com/uwyBPAsz7T
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) August 18, 2019
Nadler’s tweet came after the president’s comments.
As IJR Blue previously reported, while speaking to reporters earlier this week, Trump said that he believes that “any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
Additionally, as IJR Red noted, Tlaib and Omar were barred from entering Israel last week as they were planning a trip to the West Bank. Both of the congresswomen have supported the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Under Israeli law, a person can be banned from the Jewish state for supporting the BDS movement.