Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, NewsEdge

Trump: How Can Israel Be Happy with the US?

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed the US State Department on Thursday over it’s criticism of Israel for using “excessive force” in defending its civilians from Arab terrorists.

Speaking to Greta Van Susteren of Fox News, the real estate guru condemned State Department spokesperson John Kirby’s talk of “credible reports” regarding “excessive force” made Wednesday. Trump’s statements can be seen five minutes into the video below.

“Israel”s being hit from all sides, and, you know, if you look at this new deal, this horrible, one of the worst contracts ever negotiated, the Iran nuclear deal, I mean, how can Israel be happy with the United States?,” posed Trump.

“They”re getting hit on in so many different ways. So, I don”t blame him (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu) for being unhappy with our president, or the United States. We”re not taking care of them. We”re not doing what we”re supposed to be doing.”

Directly addressing Kirby’s remarks, Trump said, “what”s excessive force? They”re being hit from all sides, and they”re being hit very unfairly, and they have to do what they have to do.”

In his comments, Kirby also falsely claimed on Wednesday that Israel is changing the “status quo” on the Temple Mount, and later had to issue a semi-retraction. Kirby also accused Israel of “terrorism,” saying “individuals on both sides of this divide are – have proven capable of, and in our view, are guilty of acts of terrorism.”

US Secretary of State John Kerry also got in on the action, blaming the terrorism on “Israeli settlements” in an interview Tuesday, in a statement Kirby later tried to backtrack on.

The string of condemnation of Israel from the State Department led Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is competing with Trump in Republican presidential primaries, to call for Kerry’s resignation on Friday.

In his interview on Thursday, Trump also spoke of US President Barack Obama’s decision to delay the scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

“Well, I agree with that announcement because, frankly, if you look at what happened with Iraq, we should have never been in Iraq in the first place, but when we took the troops out, that was the end of that, and now Iran is taking over Iraq as sure as you”re sitting there,” said Trump.

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  • Original Anna

    It is getting bad in Israel not just for the Jews but Christians and Christian churches are being attacked too. These young healthy Muslim men need to go to an all Muslim country and live like they do in Indonesia and other middle east countries. Muslim countries are nothing but third world countries. Of course, the fact that these young well fed Muslim men can vote in Israel elections, get various welfare help, can own houses and land and in Muslim countries they do not get any such wellness help and freedom to vote in the elections of the people they are trying to destroy. I do not get why Muslims cannot appreciate when they are better off, they seem to want to own women and walk around on sand while they are the boss with nothing to their name, and not enough food to feed their families and poor education one sided indoctrination of their children if they have a school to send their kids to in a wooden bus. They are just as blinded as their pervert prophet married to an eleven year old girl doing all kinds of sexual things and abuse to her and a killer using his military to torture and murder millions of children, women and men the prophet did not like. Hanging those still alive and those they just murdered on a cross was their proof they were superior. They say the apple does not fall far from the tree and these young healthy Muslim men sure do enjoy doing the same works as their prophet did during his lifetime. It is hard sneaking up on an 82 year old woman to kill her and throwing rocks and shooting at non Muslim children on their way to school and killing them and setting off bombs to get the most young people count they can get as they pray or are eating in a restaurant. Just like their prophet.

  • William R

    TRUMP FOR “PRESIDENT” YOU HAVE MY VOTE.

  • MarcJ

    In Israel the Arab jihadists are murdering Israeli
    civilians every day by knives. There is only one effective method of resisting
    – and that is to bomb 1,000 Muslims for the first murder, 10,000 for the next,
    100,000 for the third, and so on. However B. Hussein Obama – our Marxist Muslim
    President from Kenya – calls for “both sides” to calm down and negotiate that ongoing
    Second Holocaust “peacefully”. My recipe however would be much more effective
    to produce a long-term peace. Well – at least while waiting patiently for the
    Iranian Ayatollah to produce his first line of nuclear bombs and ICBM’s, thanks
    to our peace-loving President who relinquished $150 billion of impounded
    Iranian funds. I am uncertain how much of those funds will go to the terrorists
    of Hezbollah, how much to those of Hamas, and how much to the North Koreans for
    their nuclear bomb know-how.

  • William R

    YOU HAVE MY VOTE, FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.

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