First 100 Days Briefing: Jewish Republicans Object (Mildly) to White House Holocaust Statement

Jewish Republican groups mildly peeved at White House

The Republican Jewish Coalition and the Zionist Organization of America have tried really hard to stay on Mr. Trump’s good side.

During the campaign, when Trump supporters unloaded vicious anti-Semitic invectives on journalists, the Republican Jewish Coalition condemned expressions of hate by supporters of all candidates. The Zionist Organization of America latched on to Mr. Trump’s “America First”-erism and backed his conservative, pro-settler pick to be ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman.

When the White House released a statement on Friday commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day without mentioning Jews, they were pretty quiet, even as the Anti-Defamation League condemned the omission.

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