Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Trump Of Anti-Semitism Over His Attacks On Schiff

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, July 12, 2019. (Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused President Donald Trump of anti-Semitism for his attacks on Rep. Adam Schiff of California.

“Understand that Trump is engaged in deliberate, atrocious, targeted antisemitism towards Chairman Schiff. Then ask yourself why no one cares to denounce it – esp when his accusation of it towards others drove full news cycles earlier this year,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Saturday, with a retweet of an article in The Intercept suggesting that Trump’s attacks against Schiff come from the neo-Nazi playbook.

“It’s wrong. It’s harmful. And his bigotry is reflective of the white supremacist base he relies on for political gain,” she also tweeted.

Schiff leads the House Intelligence Committee, an important committee in the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

On Wednesday, Trump said of Schiff: “We don’t call him ‘Shifty Schiff’ for nothing. He’s a shifty, dishonest guy.”

The Intercept notes that calling Jews shifty – suggesting that they are sneaky and manipulative, is an age-old anti-Semitic canard.

In a tweet last week lambasting “Democratic savages,” President Donald Trump singled out two Jewish congressmen – Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, Rep. Adam Schiff of California – and the quartet of congresswomen including Ocasio-Cortez known as The Squad. Nadler is head of the House Judiciary Committee.

Trump’s son, Donald Jr., in a tweet said that Schiff was “hand-picked and supported by George Soros,” and called him a Soros “puppet.” Soros, a Holocaust survivor and philanthropist who funds liberal and pro-democracy causes, has been a frequent target of the far right in the United States and abroad, who often invoke anti-Semitic tropes including being a puppetmaster to exaggerate his influence in politics and economic affairs.

Responses to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet noted that Trump’s daughter and grandchildren are Jewish, and that most people were unaware that Schiff was Jewish until they read her tweet.

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      • YOU SLANDERER! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED! YOUR GREAT GRANDMOTHER WOULD BE SO EMBARRASSED TO HAVE YOU AS A SON! I WISH YOU WOULD GO STEP ON A RAT AND HAVE TO TAKE THE RAT TO THE VET AND WATCH IT HAVE SURGERY, THEN RECEIVE THE BILL! IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR YOU TO SAY MEAN THINGS ABOUT DEMOCRATS JUST BECAUSE THEY KILL BABIES AND STUFF! SHAME ON YOU! JUST BECAUSE AOC’S IQ TEST CAME BACK NEGATIVE, YOU HAVE TO HATE ON HER? DEMO-RAT IS FINE, AS LONG AS IT’S JUST THE DEMO AND NOT THE FULL VERSION! THE FULL VERSION IS AT THE VETERINARIAN’S OFFICE!

  1. Trump is an equal opportunity attacker; anyone who gets on his nerves, are toast, as far as he is concerned. For example, he referred to Mitt Romney as a “pompous ass”.

  2. Alexandra Occasionally Coherent is just spouting what she read in the leftist anti Israel Forward where some moronic leftist claimed that calling Shifty Shiff for Brains shifty is anti Semitic. The fact that the chairmen of the committees trying to take down the President since his election doesn’t give them immunity from criticism just because their mothers were Jewish shiff for brains is abblatent liar who go for 2 years claimed he had proof that President Trump collude with Russia now he is conspiring with a rogue cia agent to stage a coup.

  3. It is appalling that any website that caters to an audience and readership that are literate and have positive digits in their IQ would report anything about this complete idiot. My children/grandchildren have stuffed toys who have more intellect than AOC. The leftist socialists are obsessed with the race card. They have been trying to use it, and it somehow has consistently failed to stick. It takes someone with total absence of intelligence to persist with this utter nonsense. The reality is that Schiff has proven to be a liar, and a severe sufferer of Anti-Trump Derangement Syndrome. AOC might not suffer quite so bad from that. She is the parrot that keeps on doing and saying stupid things. I hope she just goes away. If someone will write in a candidate to run against her in the next election, all they need to do is connect with voters.

    MABA – Make Alexandria Bartend Again.

  4. She is a paid for troll by the darkest forces of the far left. When her handlers aren’t looking she rants on as the fool she really is. Sadly the left leaning main stream media gives her way too much attention. Take away the media time and she is the real nothing that she always was.

    • “Take away the media time and she is the real nothing that she always was.”

      Meanwhile, in media off times, she harasses witnesses in Congressional hearings, using her live microphone to place into the Record some of the most insane statements uttered in the Halls of Congress. We knew long before the election that she was brain dead. We have since been inundated with the exposure that is also heartless.

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