Donald Trump is throwing his political weight behind Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video produced by Israeli political consultant Jonny Daniels.
The short clip, which is to air on various TV stations in Israel, as well as being posted on YouTube, features “The Donald” and his trademark hardened stare. “I’m a big fan of Israel and frankly a strong prime minister is a strong Israel, and you truly have a great prime minister in Benjamin Netanyahu. There’s nobody like him, he’s a winner, he’s highly respected, he’s highly thought of by all,” Trump says. “Vote for Benjamin: terrific guy, terrific leader, great for Israel.”
Daniels said he approached Trump knowing of his affection for Netanyahu. “He is a big, big fan of the prime minister and wanted to do whatever he could do to help,” Daniels said.
Daniels hopes that the video shows the Israeli people that their current government has the support of people in the United States. “It’s a clear message to the Israeli people that we have not just support, but people behind us in America. And important people, people of major influence.”
The video of Trump’s endorsement is posted below.