Sarah Sanders Spars With the Press: Ask Democrats Whether or Not They Hate Jews

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Posted: Mar 11, 2019 5:00 PM
Sarah Sanders Spars With the Press: Ask Democrats Whether or Not They Hate Jews

Source: AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sparred with the press Monday afternoon during a rare briefing at the White House.

Sanders was pressed by reporters on comments allegedly made by President Trump last week to Republican donors. 

"Referring to the recent anti-Semitism controversies with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump told the donors: 'The Democrats hate Jewish people.'" Axios reported. "Trump said he didn't understand how any Jew could vote for a Democrat these days. Trump talked about how much he'd done for Israel, noting his historic decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."

Trump's comments came after Democrats refused to directly condemn anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar by name and watered down a resolution originally drafted to punish her.