Trump stands firm in attacks on American Jews who vote Democrat

Major Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League were outraged by the president's comments and the hashtag "disloyaltotrump" trended on Twitter.
3:19 | 08/22/19

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Now, to president trump, who abruptly canceled his trip to Denmark, blaming the prime minister and her response when he said he wanted to buy she said it was not for sale. The president called her response nasty. ABC's Kyra Phillips at the white house. Reporter: President trump today canceling his state visit to Denmark, saying he didn't like the way the country's prime minister dismissed his interest in buying Greenland. Greenland was just an idea. Just a thought. But I think when they say it was absurd and it was said in a very nasty, very sarcastic way, I said, we'll make it some other time. Reporter: The prime minister making it clear Greenland is not for sale. "Thankfully," she said, "The time where you buy and sell other countries and populations is over." I thought that the prime's statement that it was absurd, that it was an absurd idea was nasty. I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do is say, "No, we wouldn't be interested." Reporter: The prime minister now joins a growing list of women the president has called nasty. Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, senators Elizabeth Warren and kamala Harris. Even Meghan, duchess of Sussex. His attas on Denmark come as the president doubles down on his attacks on American Jews who vote for Democrats. Today on Twitter, he thanked a conservative conspiracy theorist for saying Israeli Jews love trump. Quote, like he's the king of Israel. While American Jews don't even know what they're doing or saying anymore. In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you're being very disloyal to jewish people and you're being very disloyal to Israel. And only weak people would say anything other than that. Reporter: Major jewish organizations like the anti-defamation league outraged. I will be exactly clear on what that was -- anti-semitism. The charge of disloyalty or duel loyalty has been used against Jews for thousands of years. Reporter: Today, #disloyaltotrump trending on Twitter. The president pressed on his words about jewish loyalty. Isn't that anti-semitic? No, no, no. Only in your head. It's only anti-semitic in your head. Kyra Phillips with us tonight. And something else the president said today getting a lot of attention tonight. You asked him about the possibility of a recession if he continues his trade war with China and it was how he answered. Reporter: Making America into a recession. Is it worth it and do Americans need to back that up? The United States is doing phenomenally well, but one thing I have to do is economically take on China, because China has been ripping us off for many years. Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one. Somebody had to do it. So, I'm taking on China. Reporter: Kyra, he says he's the chosen one. That's the part making headlines. And after a payroll tax cut was possible according to the president this time last night, today, that's not so? Reporter: That's right, David. Just 24 hours ago, the president said that he was considering cutting the payroll tax to help working Americans. But tonight, a bit of a reversal. He now says it's just not necessary, David. Kyra Phillips tonight. Thank you.

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