Former President Donald Trump lashed out at former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a book interview called “Trump’s Peace: The Abraham Accords and the Reshaping of the Middle East.”
Speaking to the book’s author, journalist Barak Ravid, Trump said that he is no longer on speaking terms with Netanyahu after the latter was quick to congratulate Joe Biden on his win in the presidential election.
“The first person that congratulated [Biden] was Bibi Netanyahu, the man that I did more for than any other person I dealt with. … Bibi could have stayed quiet. He made a terrible mistake,” Trump said.
“I liked Bibi. I still like Bibi. But I also like loyalty. The first person to congratulate Biden was Bibi. And not only did he congratulate him, he did it on tape,” Trump added, referring to a video message publicly released by Netanyahu in which he expressed his hope that Biden would work with Israel.
“He was very early – like, earlier than most. I haven’t spoken to him since. [EXPLETIVE REMOVED] him.”
Netanyahu was far from the first world leader to congratulate Biden. In fact, he waited more than 12 hours after the U.S. networks called the election.
Bibi responded on Friday to Trump’s comments.
“I highly appreciate President Trump’s big contribution to Israel and its security,” Netanyahu said. “I also appreciate the importance of the strong alliance between Israel and the US and therefore it was important for me to congratulate the incoming president.”
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Come on Mr President …you know how the world works . You are of the few who doesn’t play the game like everyone else …Look where it got you !!!!
What in heavens name was a foreign leader, heavily dependent on US aid supposed to do? Ignore reality? Like Trump continues to do? Rigged election or not, he has to work with the reality.
What will it take for Trump’s Orthodox followers to realize he desperately needs a Refuas Hanefesh?
The right medication & some DBT therapy should stabilize him.
Trump does not care for the welfare of America as for all other allies but only for himself.
Ron DeSantis 2024
Trump, you are history. You could have left with class and dignity. Instead you chose to act like a child. Look where it got you. And BTW, I voted for you.
Is anyone surprised? Trump has always viewed people as either friends of foes. With him everything is personal and everything is about him. Much worse will be coming out in the near future
Trump is a jerk but Netanyahu was in a lose-lose situation
End of of the day Trump did have Netanyahu’s back throughout his presidency. Biden snubbed Netanyahu by making him from the last of the world leaders to get his call when he became president.
Had the situation were in reverse, Biden had been president for four years and been very supportive and friendly to a world leader. Then there are contested election results with that world leader rushing to publicly congratulate Biden’s opponent only a fool could think it would not cause him problems with Biden . Even though Biden has the political instincts not to say everything he thinks
Why is there a question mark in the headline? It should be an exclamation mark.
Trump has no policy besides his ego. He is a dangerous and reckless man.
We are blessed that he is no longer in a position of power. We must pray that he never return to power and that his attempts to undermine democracy never succeed.
I would also look down on someone who is not loyal with hakoras hatov if I did them a favor. The israeli secular government spits in the face of the Torah so why would they not spit in anyone’s face.
Need I remind you President Donald Trump, that Vice president Mike Pence served you so loyally for over 4 years, yet when he was simply rubber stamping a tragic & stolen election on January 6th for which he was just a laquee, you President Donald Trump also dissed Vice President Mike Pence and have effectively trashed Vice President Mike Pence ever since.
What a jerk!
Haimy, it’s not Trump who needs the refuah. That would be the braindead, bumbling, lying, senile old goat who’s in the White House right now. And if you’re so out of touch with reality, you deserve this phony, shameful, embarrassing excuse for a President.
Trump could have gotten better guidance before caving to the c19 experimental shot development and flawed efficacy (and safety) advisories. Instead, ‘Bibi’ became a financial accomplice with Tal Sachs of Moderna – and an enabler of Pfizer’s fox Albert Bourla – who still roam at large.
YWN has gone too far.
Issur d’Orayssa to be mevazeh our savior and our godol, Trump!!!
He is really sick and will always remain sick.
He was very good for the jews hut that doesn’t mean he is not a really very sick person.
Not sure what it will take to get the Trumpkopfs to acknowledge reality and distinguish between the many positive POLICIES the Trump administration was able to advance and the abomination the PERSON himself represented and the long-term damage on the American psyche and political system. I’ve been kvetching for years as to why the cult of personality always seems to trump (small T) the substance of a candidate and his/her vision for America. Desantis, Pompeo, etc. are really bad clones of the Trumpkopf but thats what it seems the “base” is looking for assuming that Trump doesn’t run. Anyone who doesn’t unequivocally embrace the “MAGA” meshugaas and engage in Trumpian blather is dismissed as a RINO.
Only proves that a goy is a goy. His priority is Himself! And his reputation. He will fall out with everyone over that! Definitely a narcicist!
He is absolutely 100 percent correct. Netanyahu was stupidly disloyal to the best friend in the White House Israel has ever had. He could have easily waited a few weeks and be in no rush to kiss Biden’s behind.
Git Meshige, me too! You stole my thunder. Why must this 70 year old act like a two year old and thus ruin his legacy as a great president! It’s beyond comprehension. It shows how poor Middos really ruins a person. הקנאה והתאוה והכבוד מוציאים את האדם מן העולם
This story, in context with the events of the time, represents why the US is ultimately doomed.
First, the Supreme Court is set to publicize their ruling on overturning Roe v Wade right before the midterm elections. Thus, all borderline leftists who recognize that the Dems are destroying the country and are about ready to vote Republican will have a timely reminder of why they don’t like conservatives, and will cast their vote against those conservatives, thereby keeping the Dems in power for another 2 years.
Then in 2023, when it’s time to finally vote to get rid of Biden, we’ll be stuck with Trump as our candidate. Of course, Trump knows how to run the country properly and did great for the US during his 4 years in the WH, but he inspires, by virtue of his unpredictable ego and overly large mouth, tremendous ire and hatred amongst the left and middle of the country. So he’ll likely lose to Biden or whichever woke idiot is on the Dem ballot.
So we’re doomed…
Although Bibi is a rasha ochel shefanim — and although I have rarely ever disagreed with or been bothered by anything DJT did (aside from his treachery against the chassid umos haolam, Mike Pence) — I am very, very bothered by these stupid statements made by DJT.
We must remember a famous story told of the Satmar Rebbe, zt’l; I hope I’m getting the story correct: A goyishe politician once proudly told the Ruv that he was very supportive of the State of Israel, and the Ruv expressed pleasure at this. After the man left, a gabbai who had been present asked the Rebbe — who was, of course, from the most staunchly anti-Zionist gedolim of the era — why he did not protest. The Ruv explained that when a goy supports Israel, they are really just trying to support the Jewish people; they simply skim over the nuances.
Although DJT has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that he is a true oheiv Yisroel, his above statements make me slightly unsure whether I should consider him to have proven his ahavas Yisroel beyond even a shadow of a doubt, as well.
I am very bothered by the above statements, very bothered — and troubled — indeed.
I have twenty ways I can think of excusing the President for the statements… yet none are too satisfying.
DJT, I think you should apologize.
Yahar how can you call bibi a rasha? wheres your justification? Bibi treated
The charedim the best in israels
History. Also although the satmar rav said
That many gadol hadors dont agree with that like rabbi shlomo zalmam aurbach and many other rabbis
Who suported going to the army and more
@Romain: Thank you for your comments. Bibi is, as I said, an ochel shefanim; he is also an individual of extreme intelligence… and is therefore not eligible for a tinok shenishba get-out-of-hell-free card. He is, therefore, a rasha. Please explain to me how you could possibly refute that argument. Nevertheless, certainly, we must have tremendous hakoras hatov to Bibi. Regarding the Satmar Ruv comments, firstly, I guess I was unclear: I have nothing to do with Satmar, and, although I certainly could be called a kanoi, I was not suggetsing that anyong follow the Satmar mehalech on Zionism… I don’t even know much about the Satmar derech, at all! All I was trying to say is that Trump’s comments brought to mind the Ruv’s purported assertion that goyishe support of Israel is really just the goyishe way of supporting the Jewish people as a whole. I was trying to say that DJT’s rude comments about a man — regardless of his status as a rasha or not — who represents Israel to a high extent, must be regarded as a rudeness against israel… and therefore, even when coming from the mouth of such an oheiv Yisroel as DJT, as a rudeness against, shockingly indeed, the Jewish people (who i know DJT lema’aseh loves) itself. Lastly, I must protest your mistaken assertions regarding rav Shlomo Zalman, zt’l. Historically, that great gadol did not support the draft! Chas veshalom! Please brush up on your recent Jewish history! Please don’t confuse various opinions of our gedolim regarding, just as an example, such controversial issues as Nachal Chareidi (just an example… I’m not referring to Rav Shlomo Zalman) with support for yeshiva bochurim just standardly joining the army!