Think folks are chomping at the bit to see President Obama leave the White House, and a new president enter office in the hopes of fixing everything he’s destroyed over the last two terms?
Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) crowd on Monday, Donald Trump received his biggest ovation for a comment that had more to do with our current president than it did about his possible successor.
Trump reminded the crowd that it’s Obama’s final year in office, and with one word captured everything people are feeling when they realize he will soon be gone.
“Yay!” Trump exclaimed.
Listen to the crowd erupt in response …
Transcript via Time:
The United Nations is not a friend of democracy, it’s not a friend to freedom, it’s not a friend even to the United States of America where, as you know, it has its home. And it surely is not a friend to Israel.
With President Obama in his final year — yea!
He may be the worst thing to ever happen to Israel, believe me, believe me. And you know it and you know it better than anybody.
So with the president in his final year, discussions have been swirling about an attempt to bring a Security Council resolution on terms of an eventual agreement between Israel and Palestine.
That’s two ‘laughters,’ one ‘cheers,’ and one ‘applause’ in the transcript. Now that’s a whole lot of approval.
Most of the crowd could be seen standing when they gave Donald the ovation for that line.
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Trump also remarked on the Iranian nuclear deal, ripping the Obama administration for their deal-making strategies in which “he constantly applies pressure to our friends and rewards our enemies.”
He added that both Hillary Clinton “and President Obama have treated Israel very, very badly.”
“When I become president the days of treating Israel like a second class citizen will end on Day 1,” Trump concluded.
Cross-posted at The Political Insider