Mr. President, the Prime Minister of Israel is the leader of his (or her) country, not ours. Statements to the contrary, from staunch friends or harsh critics, feed bigotry. https://t.co/BGlx16NrCK— AJC (@AJCGlobal) April 7, 2019
"Israel security, really so important to talk about security -- It's always number one for me. They'd been trying to get that approved. As you know, for 52 years they wanted recognition from the United States on the Golan Heights." He also predicted a close race in Israel's elections and called both of the candidates "good people." In a brief comment on the upcoming elections, the president asked the crowd, "How is the race going? Who's going to win the race?". The audience yelled back "Bibi" - and Trump, in a diplomatic answer, said "I think it's going to be close. Two good people."Speaking about past tensions between former president Obama and Netanyahu, Trump told the audience: "Three years ago, US-Israel relations were probably in the lowest point. How the hell did you support president Obama? Now three years later, I am standing before you here as the president to report a very different situation. The incredible bond between the US and Israel has never been stronger than it is right now."
Speaking to the American Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump refers to Bibi Netanyahu as "your prime minister" pic.twitter.com/rAv4MrxyBt— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 6, 2019