Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered a frank assessment of how Obama views Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
From National Review:
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu More than Any Other World Leader’
“This was an election between Bibi and Obama — that was on the ballot,” he said on Wednesday’s Special Report. “He did everything he could to unseat him, but he failed.”
Krauthammer criticized “the pettiness and the petulance” from the Obama administration regarding Netanyahu’s victory, which included a backhanded congratulatory statement and a delayed phone call from secretary of state John Kerry rather than President Obama. “I think the reaction of the administration is now reaching levels where it’s become unseemingly,” he said…
“It’s clear that Obama loathes Netanyahu more than any other world leader, meaning more than the ayatollah in Iran or Putin in Russia.”
Watch the video:
It’s nearly impossible to refute Krauthammer’s claim.
Just yesterday, when it was clear that Netanyahu was the victor in Israel’s election, the White House doubled down on its criticism.
Paul Richter and David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times:
U.S. support for Israel at the U.N. is in jeopardy, White House says
The White House on Wednesday pointedly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s successful reelection campaign and suggested his newly declared opposition to a Palestinian state could jeopardize America’s unwavering support for Israel at the United Nations.
The blunt comments by Obama administration officials illustrated how the campaign tactics Netanyahu used to win an unexpectedly strong victory in Tuesday’s election have further strained the historic ties between the United States and Israel. After six years of tension, relations between the two governments have frayed to a point not reached in decades.
Dana Perino called it a spiteful threat:
This is a terrible trial balloon to float out of spite. http://t.co/XL9AVelPVd
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) March 19, 2015
I’ll leave you with this thought from Iowahawk:
Obama tried harder to influence the Israeli election of 2015 than to support the Iranian uprising of 2009.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 18, 2015
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