Netanyahu says he ‘greatly appreciates’ Trump’s contribution to Israel, but in the interest of preserving the Israeli-U.S. alliance, it ‘was important to congratulate’ Biden
Dec 10, 2021
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Benjamin Netanyahu over the Israeli leader’s congratulations to President Joe Biden after his election, according to an interview published Friday by the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth.
“The first person that congratulated [Biden] was Bibi Netanyahu,” Trump said referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. “The man that I did more for than any other person I dealt with” Trump told Israeli journalist Barak Ravid during an interview for his upcoming book “Trump’s Peace: The Abraham Accords and the reshaping of the Middle East.”
“I haven’t spoken to him since,” Trump added, “fuck him.”
In response, Netanyahu said that he “greatly appreciates President Trump’s great contribution to the State of Israel and its security. He also greatly appreciates the importance of the strong alliance between Israel and the United States, and therefore it was important for him to congratulate the incoming U.S. President.”
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