LAS VEGAS (AP)– The Latest on President Donald Trump’s look prior to the Republican Jewish Coalition (all times local):
8: 30 p.m.
Republicans are intending to narrow the gap in 2020 with Jewish citizens, who have actually generally backed Democrats by a big margin. President Donald Trump is leading the charge. He cautioned members of the Republican Jewish Coalition Saturday in Las Vegas that a Democratic success in 2020 might “leave Israel out there.” Trump highlighted his pro-Israel actions at the group’s annual meeting in an effort to win assistance from Jewish citizens.
3: 30 p.m.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says he wants the United States to participate in a mutual defense agreement with Israel to tell the world that “an attack versus Israel would be thought about an attack versus the United States.”
Graham stated at the yearly meeting of the Republican Jewish Union in Las Vegas Saturday that it’s time for the U.S. to state to the world how crucial its relationship is with Israel.
The Republican politician states America should tell Israel’s enemies that if they look for “to destroy the one and just Jewish state, you have to come through us to get them.”
Graham also recommended the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate would vote in a month or two to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty over the challenged Golan Heights and force Democrats to go on the record on the concern.
2: 45 p.m.
President Donald Trump is mocking a few of individuals looking for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, declaring they appear like combined martial arts fighters yet are coached by attorneys to say they fear for their lives if forced to return home.
Trump says, “The asylum program is a rip-off. A few of the roughest individuals you have actually ever seen. People that look like they need to be defending the UFC.”
He informs members of the Republican Jewish Union in Las Vegas: “We do not like the fact that he’s got tattoos on his face. That’s not a good sign. We do not enjoy the reality that he’s carrying the flag of Honduras or Guatemala or El Salvador, only to state he’s petrified to be in his nation.”
Former Republican National Committee chairman and gambling establishment magnate Steve Wynn met President Donald Trump at the Las Vegas airport following the president’s speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday.
Wynn last year resigned his roles at the RNC and the gambling establishment business he developed after sexual misbehavior claims emerged versus him.
Nevada betting regulators in February fined his previous business Wynn Resorts a record $20 million for failing to investigate the claims before Wynn resigned.
Wynn has actually rejected all accusations versus him.
12: 50 p.m.
President Donald Trump says it’s shaping up to be a “close” race in Tuesday’s election in Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’- hoo) is seeking a 4th consecutive term in workplace as Israel’s leader. And if he’s re-elected, he ‘d be his nation’s longest serving prime minister.
However he’s dealing with major opposition from his previous army chief of personnel, Benny Gantz.
How does Trump see the election: “I think it’s going to be close. Two excellent people,” he informs the members of the Republican Jewish Union who are meeting in Las Vegas.
12: 25 p.m.
President Donald Trump is hearing chants of “4 more years” from members of the Republican Jewish Union after detailing his choice to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Trump is stating that “unlike other presidents, I keep my promises” and he calls the embassy move an example of a “historic action that had been years in waiting.”
As he mentions the embassy choice, he’s calling out two members of the audience at his speech in Las Vegas– significant GOP donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson.
Trump states he believes “that is the most essential thing I think that’s ever occurred in their life. They like Israel.”
12: 05 p.m.
President Donald Trump is thanking members of the Republican Jewish Coalition for backing him in 2016 and he says they have an essential role to play in his re-election campaign in 2020.
Trump states in a speech at the group’s annual conference in Las Vegas that he’s grateful to members for “your incredible support and your impressive commitment to our nation to our safety and to electing more Republicans.”
The president says “we need more Republicans. Let’s go, so we can win everything.”
Trump states that as 2020 election nears, “I know that the Republican Jewish Union will assist lead our celebration to another historical success.”
President Donald Trump has actually met independently with a major GOP donor, gambling establishment magnate Sheldon Adelson, prior to speaking at the Republican Jewish Union conference in Las Vegas.
Adelson is chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. He and his better half, Miriam, got a standing ovation when they entered the ballroom where Trump was set to speak. Trump applauded Adelson from the phase.
Adelson’s company exposed earlier this year that Adelson is getting treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The Adelsons offered President Donald Trump’s project $30 million in2016 They followed that by contributing $100 million to the Republican Celebration for the 2018 midterm elections.
In November, Trump recognized Miriam Adelson with the Presidential Medal of Liberty, the greatest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. She’s a physician and benefactor.
8: 55 a.m.
President Donald Trump is trying to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election as he takes a success lap with Republican donors in Las Vegas.
Trump is appearing at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, which supported his 2016 campaign and is preparing to spend millions on his 2020 effort.
Jewish citizens in the U.S. have traditionally sided greatly with Democrats, however Republicans are hoping to narrow the gap next year, in part as Trump points out actions that he says program he’s more pro-Israel.
Trump’s speech comes weeks after he recommended Democrats “hate” Jews. His remark came as Democrats took part in an internal battle over how to react to remarks by Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota congresswoman, that were criticized by some as anti-Semitic.