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A senior Democrat congressman has responded after president Donald Trump's recent allegation that the Democrat party is antisemitic.

Trump made the original accusation whilst appearing at a Republican Jewish Coalition event. He said:

The Democrats have even allowed the terrible scourge of anti-Semitism to take root in their party.

The president’s comments are likely a response to several Democrats publicly criticising the Israeli government's behaviour.

But appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Democrat Adam Schiff fired back at Trump, making reference to the President's previous remarks in response to far-right and white nationalist extremists.

It's not the Democratic Party that believes there are good people on both sides of a Nazi rally.

There's just one party and one party leader who believes that, and that's Donald Trump.

Schiff was referring to comments made by Trump in the days after the tragic "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2018. During the rally, far-right and white nationalist groups violently attacked counter-protestors and killed Heather Heyer with a car.

Following the violent protests, which made headlines across the world, Trump said:

I think there is blame on both sides.

You had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides.

White nationalists were heard chanting things like “Jews will not replace us” at the event.

H/T: Newsweek

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