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Swimsuit model is the face of the Republican’s ‘Jexodus’ movement

The Republican party’s ‘Jexodus’ push to convince Democratic Jews to turn their backs on their party is being led by a young Maxim swimsuit model and former figure skater who worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign. 

Elizabeth Pipko, the 23-year-old face of the Jexodus movement, was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month when President Trump started tweeting about the concept.

Pipko describes herself as ‘international model, Trump 2016 campaign staffer, poet, patriot and fiercely proud millennial Jew’, according to the website set up to promote the Jexodus movement. 

She has 159,000 Instagram followers and regularly posts photos of her modeling swimsuits and lingerie. In recent weeks, she has regularly shared photos from her December wedding at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Swimsuit model was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month when Trump started tweeting about her concept

Elizabeth Pipko, the 23-year-old face of the Jexodus movement, was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month when President Trump started tweeting about her concept

Pipko (far right) and her husband Darren Centinello (right) are pictured at a Christmas gathering in the White House with the Trumps in December 2017

Pipko (far right) and her husband Darren Centinello (right) are pictured at a Christmas gathering in the White House with the Trumps in December 2017 

The Jexodus concept that catapulted Pipko’s name into headlines is an effort by Republicans to lure Jews from the Democratic Party. 

Pipko appeared on Fox & Friends earlier this month to talk about Jexodus and accused Democrats of failing to properly condemn the growing anti-Jewish sentiment in their party.

‘There’s antisemitism in the Democratic Party,’ she said. ‘They can hide it, they can do whatever they want. They failed to condemn it, and now it’s there. It’s time.’ 

Speaking of the name ‘Jexodus’, Pipko said: ‘Obviously it’s a play on Exodus, but we left Egypt and now we’re leaving the Democratic Party.’ 

The concept was rebranded last week to The Exodus Movement. It is being funded by Pipko’s newly formed Red Sea Rising social welfare organization.

Pipko told the New York Times at the weekend that she has ‘kind of said goodbye’ to her modeling career as she launches herself into the movement.

Her LinkedIn page still lists her as a model with Wilhelmina Models and says she was a professional figure skater for 10 years. 

Pipko and her husband, Darren Centinello, married at Trump's Mar-a-Lago in December. Trump was invited but couldn't attend because the ceremony was held just before the government shutdown

Pipko and her husband, Darren Centinello, married at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in December. Trump was invited but couldn’t attend because the ceremony was held just before the government shutdown

Pipko's husband is part of Trump's campaign team and works on digital and social media outreach/strategy for the 2020 race. She is pictured wearing a MAGA hat during her December wedding

Pipko’s husband is part of Trump’s campaign team and works on digital and social media outreach/strategy for the 2020 race. She is pictured wearing a MAGA hat during her December wedding

Pipko, above with her husband at the White House, describes herself as 'international model, Trump 2016 campaign staffer, poet, patriot and fiercely proud millennial Jew'

Pipko, above with her husband at the White House, describes herself as ‘international model, Trump 2016 campaign staffer, poet, patriot and fiercely proud millennial Jew’

Pipko, who attended Harvard Extension School, said she took a year off from studying to train for the Olympics but an injury she obtained when she was 15 eventually stopped her.

She has also written to self-published poetry books – Sweet 16 and About You.

Pipko was born and raised in New York and is the granddaughter of Russian-born Jewish painter Marc Klionsky.

‘There’s a lot that I’ve done that’s very far from politics. I’m also 23 years old. I’m very O.K. with having to prove myself, and I’m excited to show people that I am very serious,’ she told the New York Times of people who may doubt her.

Pipko revealed earlier this year that she kept it secret that she was volunteering from Trump’s 2016 campaign because she feared it would damage her career.

She started volunteering for the campaign and within two months she was hired as a national volunteer services coordinator for the data team and paid $4,000 a month. 

Pipko’s husband, Darren Centinello, is part of Trump’s campaign team and works on digital and social media outreach/strategy for the 2020 race. 

The couple were married at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in December. Trump was invited but couldn’t attend because the ceremony was held just before the government shutdown. 

Pipko revealed earlier this year that she kept it secret that she was volunteering from Trump's 2016 campaign because she feared it would damage her career

Pipko revealed earlier this year that she kept it secret that she was volunteering from Trump’s 2016 campaign because she feared it would damage her career

Pipko has posted various photos of herself inside the White House with her husband since Trump became president

Pipko has posted various photos of herself inside the White House with her husband since Trump became president

Pipko has posted various photos of herself inside the White House with her husband since Trump became president

Pipko appeared on Fox & Friends earlier this month to talk about Jexodus and accused Democrats of failing to properly condemn the growing anti-Jewish sentiment in their party

Pipko appeared on Fox & Friends earlier this month to talk about Jexodus and accused Democrats of failing to properly condemn the growing anti-Jewish sentiment in their party

President Donald Trump tweeted encouragement to American Jews who want to flee the Democratic Party following Pipko's appearance on Fox

President Donald Trump tweeted encouragement to American Jews who want to flee the Democratic Party following Pipko’s appearance on Fox

Photos on their social media accounts show Pipko posing in her wedding dress while wearing a MAGA hat. She previously said their invitations were red hats that read ‘Make Marriage Great Again’. 

As for the Jexodus movement that has raised her profile in recent weeks, Pipko said she plans to target ‘persuadable Jews’ in Florida, Pennsylvannia, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan and Minnesota.

‘We’re obviously super-realistic and aware that overwhelmingly, the Jewish people have supported Democrats over the years,’ Pipko said. ‘I love a challenge.’

In the 2016 presidential elections, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton scored 71 percent of the Jewish vote to Trump’s 24 percent. 

Trump himself has promoted Pipko’s Jexodus movement by saying that Republicans are ‘waiting with open arms’ for Jews if they want to leave the Democratic party.  

In a tweet after Pipko’s appearance on Fox, Trump tweeted: ‘The ‘Jexodus’ movement encourages Jewish people to leave the Democrat Party. Total disrespect! Republicans are waiting with open arms. Remember Jerusalem (U.S. Embassy) and the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal!’

Trump’s decision to give the group so much publicity comes as Republicans try and take advantage of turmoil in the Democratic Party over recent comments by a congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, that some saw as anti-Semitic.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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