Donald Trump seems to have brushed up on all of his Jewish stereotypes before speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
During his remarks, the Republican presidential frontrunner — who started his speech by mentioning his Jewish daughter — made a series of comments praising the Jewish audience’s negotiating skills.
After attempting to connect with the audience by saying that he’s “a negotiator like you folks,” he again circled back to the same point. “Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals?” he asked. “Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.”
At another point, he told the audience: “I don’t want your money so therefore you’re probably not going to support me.”
Reporters in attendance immediately questioned his remarks, saying that his “racism does not discriminate.”
Trump’s racism does not discriminate. Muslims are terrorists, Jews are good at negotiating deals
— Nathan Guttman (@nathanguttman) December 3, 2015
Trump to Jews: You're all a bunch of hagglers and you won't support me because I don't want your money.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) December 3, 2015
To review, Trump assumed a room of Jews were negotiators, like him. And then said they won’t support him because he doesn’t want their money
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 3, 2015
"I'm a negotiator, like you folks" — Trump. You know, because Jews love to haggle.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 3, 2015
Trump says "Obama Oy yoy yoy" to applause
— Jason Horowitz (@jasondhorowitz) December 3, 2015
“I’m a businessperson,” Trump said toward the end of his remarks. “I get along with everyone.”
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