‘F—k Him’: Trump Has Blunt Message for Israel’s Prime Minister
Former President Donald Trump had harsh, curse-filled words regarding Israel’s former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he was disloyal for congratulating President Joe Biden for winning the 2020 presidential election.
Netanyahu congratulated Biden in a video message 12 hours after major news outlets called the election results. Trump said he was shocked when Melania showed him the video, as Netanyahu was one of his closest political allies during his time in office.
“He was very early — like, earlier than most. I haven’t spoken to him since. F—k him,” Trump said.
“Bibi Netanyahu, the man that I did more for than any other person I dealt with,” Trump said. “Bibi could have stayed quiet. He has made a terrible mistake.”
Trump’s remarks are excerpts from an April interview with author Barak Ravid for his upcoming book, Trump’s Peace: The Abraham Accords and the Reshaping of the Middle East.
“For Bibi Netanyahu, before the ink was even dry, to do a message, and not only a message, to do a tape to Joe Biden talking about their great, great friendship — they didn’t have a friendship, because if they did, [the Obama administration] wouldn’t have done the Iran deal,” Trump said.
Ravid spoke to Trump again in July for a phone interview.
“The video was almost like he’s begging for love. And I said, ‘My, my how things change.’ So, you know, I was disappointed,” Trump said.
“That hurt him badly with the people of Israel. As you know, I’m very popular in Israel. I think it hurt him very badly.