Trump accuses Netanyahu of disloyalty for congratulating Biden after 2020 win: ‘F**k him’

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“It was early. OK? Let’s put it this fashion — he greeted him very early. Sooner than most world leaders. I’ve not spoken to him since. F**okay him,” Trump instructed Israeli journalist Barak Ravid throughout an April interview which was revealed by Axios Friday.

Discussing his choice to acknowledge Jerusalem because the capital of Israel — upending a long time of US coverage and worldwide consensus — in addition to recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured from Syria throughout a warfare 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 individual to run to greet Joe Biden was Netanyahu. And never solely did he congratulate him — he did it in a video. In case 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. However they, too, have been ready. Nobody did greater than me for Bibi. Cash too. We gave them some huge cash and gave them troopers. We did every thing.”

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 pal of Israel” and appears ahead to working collectively.

In a separate Twitter put up, Netanyahu thanked Trump “for the friendship you’ve gotten 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.”

Regardless of 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 revealed Sunday. The quotes from the interview seem in Friday’s addition of Israel’s best-selling each day Yedioth Ahronoth, in addition to the US-based information web site Axios.

This story has been up to date to right that Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Joe Biden in a video message.