Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Tuesday morning, outlining his fears concerning a potential nuclear deal with Iran to thunderous applause from lawmakers.
President Barack Obama, however, was not in attendance. The White House called the visit -- orchestrated in part by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- a "breach of protocol," and pre-emptively released details of its proposed deal with Tehran ahead of Netanyahu's speech.
But according to conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh, the recent tension between Obama and Netanyahu is reminiscent of Democrats "trying to poison the jury pool" after the killings of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner. Limbaugh also said the president treats his Israeli counterpart like he's a white police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man.
"You look at how Obama has treated and does treat Netanyahu, you would think that Netanyahu was a white policeman from Ferguson, Missouri," Limbaugh said on his radio show Monday. "I mean, that’s the conclusion that you would come to. Or that he was one of the cops that choked Eric Garner, or he was one of the jurors in the Trayvon Martin case."
Limbaugh also said the Obama "regime" blames Netanyahu for its foreign policy woes, and suggested that the media lies to the public on the president's behalf.
"I find it despicable what this regime is trying to do with Netanyahu. But it makes sense; I know who they are. They don't like Netanyahu," he said. "This administration's foreign policy apparatus: Israel is the problem, just like in the rest of the world the United States is and has been."
"The fact is," he continued, "Obama is a footnote in history if the media hasn't continually lied for him."