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

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

Discussing his determination to acknowledge Jerusalem because the capital of Israel — upending many years of US coverage and worldwide consensus — in addition to recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured from Syria throughout a conflict in 1967, Trump laid out why he felt so embittered.

“There was no one who did more for Netanyahu than me. There was no one who did for Israel more than I did. And the first person to run to greet Joe Biden was Netanyahu. And not only did he congratulate him — he did it in a video. If you look at the leaders of other countries — like Brazil — he waited months. Putin. Many other leaders. Mexico. All of them also felt that the election was over. But they, too, were waiting. No one did more than me for Bibi. Money too. We gave them a lot of money and gave them soldiers. We did everything.”

Netanyahu did post his congratulations on Twitter and in a video on November 8, 2020, the day after the race had been called in Biden’s favor.

Netanyahu mentioned in that publish he and Biden have had a “long & warm” private relationship for nearly 40 years and sees him as “a great friend of Israel” and appears ahead to working collectively.

In a separate Twitter publish, Netanyahu thanked Trump “for the friendship you have shown the state of Israel and me personally, for recognizing Jerusalem and the Golan, for standing up to Iran, for the historic peace accords and for bringing the American-Israeli alliance to unprecedented heights.”

Despite posting his congratulations on-line, Netanyahu was slow to call 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 guide in regards to the Abraham Accords, which can be printed Sunday. The quotes from the interview seem in Friday’s addition of Israel’s best-selling every day Yedioth Ahronoth, in addition to the US-based information web site Axios.

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