By David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor and Francesca Chambers, Senior White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
Published: 13:09 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 13:37 GMT, 15 March 2019
President Trump tweeted his support on Friday for what he suggested should be a mass exodus of American Jews from the Democratic Party, citing a group of Jewish millennials run by a fashion model who used to be on his staff.
'The "Jexodus" movement encourages Jewish people to leave the Democrat Party,' he wrote, saying Democrats have shown '[t]otal disrespect' to Jews.
'Republicans are waiting with open arms. Remember Jerusalem (U.S. Embassy) and the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal!'
The president had already called Democrats 'anti-Jewish' and 'anti-Israel' in the wake of a congressional scandal that followed Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's public use of anti-Semitic language.
Former Trump aide and model Elizabeth Pipko, who revealed this year she secretly worked on the president's 2016 campaign, appeared on 'Fox & Friends' this week to talk about the 'Jexodus' movement and excoriate Democrats for policies she says hurt Jewish Americans.
President Donald Trump tweeted encouragement on Friday to American Jews who want to flee the Democratic Party
Trump cited the 'Jexodus' movement started by former aide Elizabeth Pipko, who is also a model She appeared in Maxim — and, this week, on 'Fox & Friends'
The president has used issues like the Iran nuclear deal and his decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem