WATCH: With ‘First Jewish President’ Ad, Sanders Tries to Shift the Debate

Jamie Margolin, a Jewish climate change activist, opens the video with a declaration that a Sanders presidency would represent “blowback” in the battle against bigotry. Recalling that in 2017’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, white nationalists had chanted “Jews will not replace us,” Margolin comments with a flourish that “having a Jew literally replace them … would be so satisfying!”

Margolin’s statement ties the Charlottesville white nationalists to President Donald Trump, and the Sanders video features Trump’s comment that in Charlottesville there were “very fine people on both sides,” and that Jews who vote Democrat have “great disloyalty” to Israel.

“It is a difficult time to be Jewish right now considering the Trump administration’s anti-Semitism,” says Margolin, as the video shows multiple news reports of anti-Semitic hate crimes that happened over the past year.

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