CNN's Jake Tapper Explains To Curt Schilling That Jewish Americans Don't Only Care About Israel
Tapper: "Again, I Don't Speak For Jews"
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From the October 21 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:
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CURT SCHILLING: Okay I'm assuming you're not going to vote for Donald Trump.
JAKE TAPPER (HOST): I don't vote for presidential -- in presidential races.
SCHILLING: Okay. so I want to -- I would like to ask you something about -- as a person who is practicing the Jewish faith, and has since you were young, I don't understand, and this is -- maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me, I don't understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years have been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel, that it -- I mean, I don't know what else would need to be done, said, or happen for people to understand that they don't, they're not -- the Democratic Party is allied with Israel only because we have agreements in place that make them have to be.
TAPPER: Well, I don't speak for Jews, and I don't support the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. I would imagine, just to try to answer your question, that one of the reasons many Jews are Democrats has more to do with Democrats' support for social welfare programs and that sort of thing, than it does for Israel.
SCHILLING: That's fair.
TAPPER: And I know that a lot of Jews who are strong supporters of Israel do support the Republican Party, but --
TAPPER: I -- again, I don't speak for Jews. But Curt Schilling --
SCHILLING: Right, no, and I know you don't. I know you don't, I just always find it a great conversation for somebody of your faith to -- because I want to understand the reasons behind some of those things, so I appreciate that.