Yesterday in a statement, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “rejected” Donald Trump’s remarks about banning Muslims from entering the United States. Of course, this did not sit well with The Donald.
Being that Trump is a total twitter trollop, he announced this morning that he would be taking his toys and going home.
In other words, he cancelled his December 28, meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister (who has been a conservative darling in previous interactions in American politics).
I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2015
So what prompted this latest Trumpantrum™?
Wednesday afternoon Netanyahu’s office released a statement that said:
Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Muslims. The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens. At the same time, Israel is fighting against militant Islam that targets Muslims, Christians and Jews alike and threatens the entire world.
As for the meeting with Mr. Trump that was set some two weeks ago, the Prime Minister decided earlier this year on a uniform policy to agree to meet with all presidential candidates from either party who visit Israel and ask for a meeting. This policy does not represent an endorsement of any candidate or his or her views. Rather, it is an expression of the importance that Prime Minister Netanyahu attributes to the strong alliance between Israel and the United States.
Even a country that is currently waging a war their border will not venture into the fascist realm that IS banning individuals from a country based upon their religion. Trump’s response is exactly why he would be an extreme threat to the relationships the United States has internationally. His foreign policy tactics will be an absolutely failure – no doubt.
Rather than keeping his meeting and continue the discussions, Trump chose to mimic the actions of a small child who just got into a tiff with his toddler buddies. Of course, we should have known that would be his response, anyone he doesn’t like or that disagrees with him he immediately attacks in what can only be described as a petulant fit akin to that of a two-year-old in need of a nap.
Go to bed Donald, you’re cranky.
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