Trump: Obama 'the worst thing to ever happen to Israel'

November 7, 2016 18:58

"We must stand firm alongside Israel and its war against Islamic terrorism."

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Obama and Trump. (photo credit: REUTERS)

A day before America goes to the polls, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a campaign rally in Florida that President Barack Obama has been "the worst thing to ever happen to Israel."

"We must stand firm alongside Israel and its war against Islamic terrorism," he said.

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President Obama took to the stage in Michigan shortly after Trump's attack, campaigning for his rival, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In his 'get out the vote' speech, Obama didn't address the issue.

Israel has not featured prominently on the campaign trail, with the three debates between Trump and Clinton containing only fleeting mentions of Israel-related topics, such as the Iran deal.

Trump is campaigning with in five states on Monday, with most polls showing the billionaire down to Clinton by around 4 points.

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