Bibi Netanyahu Still Waiting For Trump To Condemn Antisemitism

Trump’s failure to condemn antisemitism and to distance himself from antisemites like Kanye West is “just wrong," Israel's returning prime minister said.

Israel’s returning prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he’s hoping former President Donald Trump will stand up and condemn antisemitism, and the antisemites — Kanye West and prominent white supremacist Nick Fuentes — he dined with last month at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump’s failure to distance himself from antisemitism — and those men — is “not merely unacceptable, it’s just wrong, and I hope he sees his way to staying out of it and condemning it,” Netanyahu said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

Despite his refusal to speak out, Trump “probably understands that it crosses a line,” said Netanyahu. He called antisemitism the “oldest disease.”

Trump has been roundly blasted for meeting with the men. Just days after they sat down together, West — now known as Ye — told Alex Jones on his podcast last week that he “liked” Hitler and “loved” Nazis. Ye was blocked from Twitter last Friday after posting a swastika intertwined with a Star of David.

Trump has said he had no idea who prominent racist Nick Fuentes was when he turned up with Ye at Mar-a-Lago. He also said in a Truth Social post that Ye “expressed no antisemitism” — at dinner. Amid the dodges, Trump has yet to denounce antisemitism.

In an interview with U.S. journalist Bari Weiss last week, Netanyahu said he quickly “condemned Kanye West’s antisemitic statements. Straight away, I thought that was just wrong and misplaced,” he added. ” I think that’s what I would say about [former] President Trump’s decision to dine with this person. I think it’s wrong and misplaced,” said Netanyahu, who also called Trump “irreverent.”

The dinner appears to have seriously affected Netanyahu’s regard for Trump, even though the men had a good relationship when they were leaders of their respective nations. Netanyahu Sunday praised Trump’s policies toward Israel when he was president. However, he refused to say whether he’d like to see Trump reelected.

“Oh, God. I’ve had enough of my politics,” Netanyahu said when asked about his position. “You want me to get into your elections? Keep me out of it.”

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