Trump Denies Throwing Israel Under Bus, Throws Israel Under Bus

Global Embarassment Tour Continues

According to The Guardian , Republican President Donald Trump, during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “appears to have inadvertently confirmed that Israel was the source of intelligence he shared with Russia.”

“I never mentioned the word or the name ‘Israel’. Never mentioned during that conversation. They’re all saying I did, so you have another story wrong. Never mentioned the word ‘Israel’,” said Trump.

“Earlier this month, Trump shared details about an Islamic State terror threat, related to the use of laptop computers on aircrafts, with Sergei Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Subsequent reports suggested that the source of the intelligence was Israel but, crucially, did not allege that Trump had mentioned this fact to the Russians.”

“The president’s eagerness to defend his own conduct, coupled with his failure to deny that he shared intelligence or that Israel was indeed the source, appeared to confirm that the latter point was accurate and that he had mistakenly assumed the media reports accused him of naming Israel.”

 

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