Trump: “Elections were stolen and Netanyahu was the first to greet Biden. I haven’t spoken to him since. Fuck him”

The former US president attacks Netanyahu in an interview with journalist Barak Ravid’s new book. Commenting on the greeting taken by the former prime minister the day after the US election, he said: “The elections in this country were stolen and sewn. There was no one who did more for Netanyahu than me. “He made a terrible mistake.” The full interview – today in the “7 Days” supplement of “Yediot Ahronoth”

Former United States Secretary of State Donald Trump is attacking former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In an exclusive interview he gives to journalist Barak Ravid in his new book “Trump’s Peace” which hits stores today (Yedioth Books), and its main points are published for the first time this morning (Friday) in the “7 Days” supplement of Yedioth Ahronoth, Trump says: “I really liked Netanyahu. There was no one who did more for Bibi than me. There was no one who did more for Israel than me. But the elections in this country were stolen and sewn up. And the first person to run to congratulate Joe Biden was Netanyahu. Leaders from other countries, such as Brazil, waited “Putin, Mexico. They, too, felt that the election was stolen.”

As an example of the moves he made for Netanyahu, Trump mentions his decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the Golan Heights a few days before the Israeli elections in April 2019. “Take the Golan for example. It was a big deal. People told me it was a gift worth ten billion dollars. I did it before the election – “And it helped him a lot. He would have lost the election without me and thanks to me he came out with a draw.”

Most of all, Trump is angry about the same videotaped greeting to Biden that Netanyahu published. According to him, his wife Melania is the one who first saw the video and drew his attention. “I loved Bibi. I still love Bibi. But I also love loyalty,” he says, then repeats: “He made a terrible mistake. I was disappointed in him only on a personal level. The election here was controversial. They are still controversial. So Netanyahu “Even before the ink dries, record a greeting to Joe Biden? It was early. Okay? Let’s put it this way – he greeted him very early. Earlier than most world leaders. I’ve not spoken to him since. Fuck him.”

Iran and withdrawal from the agreement
On Iran and the nuclear deal, the former president says: “It’s a disaster, now Biden is returning to this deal because he has no idea. The Israelis fought in the nuclear deal – and Obama did not listen to them.”

On the decision to withdraw from the agreement in May 2018: “It was related to my relationship with Israel – not with Bibi. These were my feelings towards Israel.”

“Listen to what I’m telling you – if I did not come, I think Israel would have been destroyed. Okay? Do you want to know the truth? I think Israel would have been destroyed by now. They have no friendship (Netanyahu and Baidan), because if they did, Biden wouldn’t go for the deal”. They are making the deal with Iran. And if they return to the nuclear agreement, Israel will be in very great danger. Very great danger.”

And does he plan to go back and run again in 2024? “Looks like I might have a second term,” he replies, “we’ll see what happens. I’m not planning anything.”

 

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