Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Donald Trump in a recent interview and managed to take a swipe at former President Barack Obama in the process.
Netanyahu: I have less disagreements with President Trump than I had with President Obama. Actually I still haven’t encountered any disagreement with Trump
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) March 7, 2018
Netanyahu and Trump have developed a close relationship in the 14 months POTUS has been in the White House.
Netanyahu repeatedly praised the President in a Monday oval office meeting, telling him “Mr. President, I’ve been here for nearly four decades with talking and seeking to build the American-Israel alliance. Under your leadership, it’s never been stronger, and the people of Israel see your position on Jerusalem, they see your position on Iran. They see your magnificent defense of Israel and the truth in the United Nations.”
Trump is especially in Netanyahu’s good graces after officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017.
“This will be remembered by our people throughout the ages,” Netanyahu said of the decision. “And as you just said, others talked about it. You did it. So I want to thank you on behalf of the people of Israel.”
The Israeli Prime Minister famously clashed several times with Obama over his administration’s decision to allow a censure vote of Israel through in the United Nations and over the Iranian nuclear deal.