Jon Lovitz Criticizes Bernie Sanders, Credits Trump for Israel Support

(L) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to reporters outside the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on April 23, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/Getty Images) / (R) Jon Lovitz attends the 2022 Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton on August 19, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
2:33 PM – Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Renowned actor and comedian Jon Lovitz criticized Democrats for turning their backs on Israel, in addition to the political party’s handling of rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. since the October 7th attack.


“You should vote for whoever you like, okay? But if you’re Jewish—they passed a bill about condemning anti-Semitism, which is condemning hate and violence toward Jewish people. Seventy Democrats voted against it,” Lovitz asserted while in an interview with Fox News.

“And you’ve got Chuck Schumer, who’s Jewish, saying we should have elections in Israel now. And the reason [former] President [Donald] Trump and other people got mad is you’re not supposed to interfere—ironically, Trump—interfere in another country’s elections and in the middle of a war!” Lovitz declared. “And Bernie Sanders, he’s always been, you know… I said it before, and I’ll say it again: he’s a self-loathing Jew. And there’s a lot of them. ‘Why do you say that?’ I go, well, it’s clear as a bell, he’s not for Israel. ‘They have to stop this war.’ Why isn’t he condemning Hamas for starting it? What about that?”

“And whatever you think of Trump, the fact is that he’s done more for Israel than any president in the history of this country,” Lovitz continued.

“I’ve actually met him over the years. And the weird thing about Trump is, he’s very different in person than he is on television,” Lovitz told Fox News. “But if you want to say, ‘Well, he’s antisemitic,’ I go, well, I don’t know, his daughter—he’s crazy about Ivanka—converted to Judaism, married a Jewish guy, his grandchildren are Jewish.”

“There’s a beach club in Palm Beach. And they don’t let Jews in that club. They’re banned. And right next door to that beach club is Mar-a-Lago’s beach club, and they let in Jews. So which of those clubs are antisemitic—the one that bans Jews or the one that lets them in? Well? They love Trump in Israel, I tell you that. Because he defended them… People say Trump’s antisemitic… And I would say he’s NOT by his actions. And the Democrats, by their actions, are [antisemitic] overall. They’re certainly not for Israel.”

Additionally, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has said that there are “pro-genocide” and “anti-genocide” Jews on both sides of the Israel-Hamas dispute, was retaliated against by the famous actor, who called her “completely anti-Semitic” in the interview as well.

“First of all, if you’re pro-genocide, that’s obviously horrendous. I don’t care what you are,” Lovitz said. “But to call what’s happening in Palestine ‘genocide’ is false. It’s just using what happened to the Jews by the Nazis in Germany. That was genocide. Hamas wants to commit genocide against the Jews. There’s no program to wipe out all the Palestinians.”

“If Israel really wanted to do that, they could have done it in less than a day. If you’re trying to commit genocide, if Israel is trying to commit genocide of the Palestinians, why are they now dropping pamphlets and text in Arabic and telling them to get out of Rafah because we’re going to be bombing there? Because they don’t want them there because they’re trying to not kill them. So why would they tell them to leave? I mean, they’re not stupid, you know what I mean? It’s ridiculous,” he added.

“But if there’s Jewish students at the university campus that are pro-Hamas, then it’s sad to admit that the Jewish people… there’s a lot of dumb ones. They’re ignorant. And they’re believing what they’re being told, and they’re ignoring history.”

After tragedy struck Israel on October 7th, Lovitz, a vocal supporter of Israel and a lifelong Democrat voter, now claims he does not feel like he identifies with either political party.

“Jewish people for years, including myself, have been, you know, mostly liberal and Democrats. And so, what do you do when the party that you’ve been a part of all your life is against you?” Lovitz asked. “So then they go, ‘No, they’re not.’ Really? Well, they just had a vote about it. Not condemning hate towards you. And 70 of them voted against it… The Democratic Party, they’re not what they used to be.”

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