AIPAC Apologizes For Trump’s Cheering Obama’s Departure


AIPAC’s leadership has expressed regret to President Barack Obama for an attack on him from its stage by Donald Trump, and for the loud applause it earned, reports JEWISH JOURNAL from JTA.

Trump said last night, “With President Obama in his final year –“ Then he stopped himself and said “Yay!” Cheers, laughter and applause arose from the crowd. “He may be the worst thing to ever happen to Israel, believe me, believe me,” Trump said. “And you know it and you know it better than anybody.”

“While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the President of the United States and our President Barack Obama,” Lillian Pinkus, president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, said today.

“There are people in our AIPAC family who were deeply hurt last night and for that we are deeply sorry,” Pinkus said, her voice choking, according to JEWISH JOURNAL. “We are deeply disappointed that so many people applauded a sentiment that we neither agree with or condone.”

Pinkus said AIPAC does not “countenance ad hominem attacks.”

“We take great offense at those that are leveled against the president of the United States of America from our stage,” she said.



  1. AIPAC was not embarrassed by Trump regarding Obama’s departure; that was simple statement of fact. What it was embarrassed about was about how many of the attendees gave the statement a standing ovation. But they couldn’t criticize their members, so they criticized Trump.

    It was more embarrassed about Trump’s statement that there had never been a worse President for Israel than Obama: also true, although Carter ranks a close second. That statement also got a standing ovation, but sadly, many of the attendees, particularly the wealthy liberal donors, had voted for Obama.

  2. Who is this ‘aipac’ that doesn’t condone? Clearly the membership condones it. I guess the person who issued the statement thinks her name is aipac.

    This is why trump is winning. He says only what everyone is thinking.

  3. There are more than just a few left-wing looney liberals in AIPUKE. Let them all accompany their obama back to his homeland, Kenya………And remain there with him and his brood happily ever forever.

  4. Will the Democrats apologize for President Clinton’s reference to the disastrous past 8 (probably sic) years?
    Not that I’m defending Trump. I do not want to see him as the nominee. Though as some political commentator said, if the rest of the culture is going downhill, why did we think politics was immune.