New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped into Donald Trump Monday, accusing the Republican presidential front-runner of "doing the bidding" of the Islamic State.
"Here’s what I’m concerned about; he goes before a Republican Jewish group and uses age-old horrible stereotypes of Jewish people out loud ... the kinds of stereotypes that have undercut the Jewish community for centuries," de Blasio told CNN "New Day" host Alisyn Camerota Monday morning.
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"He says Muslims should be put on a list," he continued. "We don't put people on a list, we don't put whole populations on a list in the United States of America, in a democracy. What he is saying is corrosive to our democratic values, it's dangerous, and I'll call him out."
"It's time to say that in fact, what Donald Trump is doing, in one way or another, is doing the bidding of our enemies," de Blasio added. "Because our enemies, in particular ISIS, want to see the American people divided, for example, against the Muslim-American community."
"That's the ISIS game plan. And what Trump is saying is falling right into that game plan," the mayor concluded.
Camerota later chimed in, noting that the Anti-Defemation League reviewed Trump's remarks from last week's Republican Jewish Coalition forum, but didn't find any anti-Semitic comments. De Blasio, however, disagreed.
"It was unmistakable, the coding in that language was unmistakable, and it’s not the first time he’s done it," he reiterated.
Trump was quick to reply to de Blasio, saying on twitter that de Blasio is the "worst mayor in the United States."
N.Y.C. has the worst Mayor in the United States. I hate watching what is happening with the dirty streets, the homeless and crime! Disgrace— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1449497063.0
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