Mar 11, 2019 07:32 Asia/Tehran
  • Trump Says He'd Win Israel Prime Minister

US President reportedly told a group of Republican National Committee donors that he'd poll at 98 percent if he ran be Israel's next prime minister.

Iran Press/America: Axios, citing three unnamed sources who heard Donald Trump's comments, reported Sunday that the president made the statement while speaking to a group of RNC donors at Mar-a-Lago.

The news outlet reported that security guards required attendees to place their cell phones in magnetized pouches to prevent possible leaks of Trump's speech.

The three sources told Axios that Trump discussed a range of matters during his speech and drew laughter from the audience on a number of topics. Trump reportedly highlighted how much his administration has done for Israel, pointing to the decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

He later claimed that he'd received widespread support if he ran for Israel's prime minister position.

Trump also reportedly took aim at Democrats during his speech, allegedly saying that he didn't understand how any Jewish person could vote for a Democrat.

"The Democrats hate Jewish people," Trump allegedly said when discussing the controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) comments about Israel and the Democratic Party's response.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Trump's alleged comments.

The House overwhelmingly passed a measure last week denouncing anti-Semitism and other forms of hate in response to Omar's comments, though that measure did not reference her name.

On Friday, Trump blasted Democrats as 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-Jewish' following the measure's passage.

Trump's speech at Mar-a-Lago was intended to update RNC donors on the administration's activities, according to Axios. Florida Gov. Rick De Santis (R) and the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., were reportedly among the attendees. 101/202


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