Twitter slams Donald Trump over his planned executive order defining Judaism as a nationality and not just a religion: “This is an excuse to further alienate,” one user tweeted.

“Trump will sign an executive order defining Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion, thus bolstering the Education Department’s efforts to stamp out “Boycott Israel” movements on college campuses,” the New York Times reports.

The order will effectively interpret Judaism as a race or nationality, not just a religion, to prompt a federal law penalizing colleges and universities deemed to be shirking their responsibility to foster an open climate for minority students. In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — or B.D.S. — movement against Israel has roiled some campuses, leaving some Jewish students feeling unwelcome or attacked.

This is not going to go over well for Trump, who spewed anti-Semitic tropes during a speech to a Jewish group last week.

Twitter reacts to Trump executive order defining Judaism as a nationality:

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