White House Gaggle

Trump: “Too bad” Israel is going to elections

Haim Zach (GPO)

President Trump commented on the political situation in Israel during a press gaggle outside the White House on Thursday morning.

“It’s too bad what happen[ed] in Israel. It looked like a total win for Netanyahu — he’s a great guy, he’s a great guy — and now they’re back in the debate stage, and they’re back in the election stage. That is too bad because they don’t need this,” Trump said. “I mean they’ve got enough turmoil over there, it’s a tough place, I feel very badly about that.”

Earlier Thursday, Netanyahu met with the White House Middle East peace team at his residence in Jerusalem.

Standing alongside Jared Kushner, Netanyahu said after the meeting, “Even though we had a little event last night, that’s not going to stop us, we’re going to continue working together. We had a great, productive meeting which reaffirms that the alliance between the United States has never been stronger.”

Kushner wished Netanyahu ‘b’hatzlacha’ (good luck) in Hebrew before he left the meeting.

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