Former President Trump in a late-Friday rant claimed he was the one president who may shield Israel amid its ongoing conflict with Hamas, a Palestinian militant group that controls the Gaza Strip.
“I stored Israel protected, do not forget that. I stored Israel protected,” he stated in a video posted to Fact Social. “No person else will, no person else can, and I do know all the gamers.”
“They’ll’t do it. However I stored Israel protected and I’ll maintain Israel protected. Thanks very a lot,” he added.
In a separate video, Trump shifted blame for the battle onto President Biden.
“Joe Biden’s complete ineptitude, weak point and incompetence has led to this horrible assault on on Israel, and it’ll solely worsen. It’s solely going to worsen,” the previous president stated.
His feedback come after Trump confronted backlash earlier within the week for criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid the continued battle between Israel and Hamas. The previous president, nevertheless, seemingly modified his tune a day later — praising the Israeli army for its “ability and dedication” within the conflict.
Trump, the 2024 GOP presidential frontrunner, additionally claimed that the battle wouldn’t have escalated underneath his management.
“Now we have to guard Israel, there’s no alternative,” Trump stated in an interview with Fox Information’s Brian Kilmeade. “And why do now we have to do it? [Netanyahu] has been damage very badly due to what’s occurred right here.”
“He was not ready. He was not ready, and Israel was not ready,” he added. “And underneath Trump, they wouldn’t have needed to be ready.”
Israel declared conflict on Hamas after the militant group launched a shock assault almost per week in the past. On Friday, Israel ordered 1 million folks in Gaza Metropolis and southward to vacate their houses forward of a possible floor operation.
Greater than 2,800 folks on either side have been killed within the airstrikes thus far.
About 150 folks have additionally been taken into Gaza by militants as hostages. Israel has blocked provides — equivalent to meals, water and energy — from coming into the area till the hostages are freed.
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