“It was early. OK? Let’s put it this manner — he greeted him very early. Earlier than most world leaders. I’ve not spoken to him since. F**ok him,” Trump instructed Israeli journalist Barak Ravid throughout an April interview which was printed by Axios Friday.
Discussing his determination to acknowledge Jerusalem because the capital of Israel — upending many years of US coverage and worldwide consensus — in addition to recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured from Syria throughout a battle in 1967, Trump laid out why he felt so embittered.
“There was nobody who did extra for Netanyahu than me. There was nobody who did for Israel greater than I did. And the primary particular person to run to greet Joe Biden was Netanyahu. And not solely did he congratulate him — he did it in a video. If you take a look at the leaders of different nations — like Brazil — he waited months. Putin. Many different leaders. Mexico. All of them additionally felt that the election was over. But they, too, had been ready. No one did greater than me for Bibi. Money too. We gave them some huge cash and gave them troopers. We did all the things.”
Netanyahu did put up his congratulations on Twitter and in a video on November 8, 2020, the day after the race had been known as in Biden’s favor.
Netanyahu mentioned in that put up he and Biden have had a “lengthy & heat” private relationship for nearly 40 years and sees him as “an important buddy of Israel” and appears ahead to working collectively.
In a separate Twitter put up, Netanyahu thanked Trump “for the friendship you may have proven the state of Israel and me personally, for recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan, for standing as much as Iran, for the historic peace accords and for bringing the American-Israeli alliance to unprecedented heights.”
Despite posting his congratulations on-line, Netanyahu was gradual to name Biden after the election, ready two weeks to name the President-elect, which drew criticism from some in Israel. Ravid spoke to the previous President twice in 2021 as a part of analysis into a brand new e book concerning the Abraham Accords, which shall be printed Sunday. The quotes from the interview seem in Friday’s addition of Israel’s best-selling day by day Yedioth Ahronoth, in addition to the US-based information web site Axios.
This story has been up to date to appropriate that Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Joe Biden in a video message.