Trump Cancels Netanyahu Meeting After Israeli PM Denounces Muslim Ban

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump watches as Tureano Johnson fights Eamonn O'Kane in an IBF middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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Donald Trump announced on Thursday morning that he would postpone his December trip to visit Israel and meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, one day after the Israeli prime minister denounced Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from visiting the United States.

On Wednesday afternoon, Netanyahu issued a statement disagreeing with Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from the country.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Muslims,” his office said in a statement on Wednesday. “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.”

Trump had scheduled a trip to Israel to meet with Netanyahu on December 28. Netanyahu’s office said on Wednesday that he would still meet with Trump, noting the prime minister’s policy of meeting with any U.S. presidential candidate, according to The Guardian.

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  1. Like all bullies, Trump can’t handle criticism.

  2. Avatar for sjk sjk says:

    TREAT ME FAIRLY!!! Or I’ll hold my breath until I turn PURPLE!!!

  3. It’s pretty clear you’re a vile piece of shit when you get denounced by vile pieces of shit like Bibi and Cheney.

  4. Trump’s understanding of Israeli PM Netanyahu’s politics appears limited, naive, and decidedly stale. This is what comes from relying on Frank Gaffney, Alex Jones and twerps at the Breitbart and WingNutDaily for your foreign policy news and views.

    Now I want to hear Trump call Bibi a “squish” - tho, more likely, he’ll adopt the tediously obvious O’Reilly take - that President Obama “got to” Bibi. The only intrigue left is if Trump raves about the Iluminatti meeting at Bilderberg.

  5. You know you’re screwed when even Nuttin’Yahoo thinks you’re toxic.

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