Former President Donald Trump criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, characterizing him as unprepared, following a series of coordinated terrorist strikes carried out by Hamas in Israel during the weekend. A total of 1,100 individuals lost their lives, while over 100 individuals were subjected to abduction. The magnitude and extent of the strikes have astounded Israelis and individuals worldwide, leading many to perceive it as a significant lapse in intelligence.
During the Wednesday episode of Jesse Watters Primetime, Brian Kilmeade, the guest presenter, provided a preview of an upcoming interview he had recorded with former President Trump on his radio show, The Brian Kilmeade Show. President Trump informed him:
We have to protect Israel. There’s no choice. And we have to do it. He has been hurt very badly because of what’s happened here. He was not prepared. He was not prepared and Israel was not prepared. And under Trump, they wouldn’t have had to be prepared.
Who would’ve thought their intelligence wouldn’t have been able to pick this up? Thousands of people were involved. Thousands of people knew about it and they let this slip by. That was not a good thing for him or for anybody.
Kilmeade clarified to the audience that when the former president referred to “him,” he means Prime Minister Netanyahu that was not prepared for this, caught blindsided.” Noting that Biden was not the subject of discussion.
Kilmeade’s inquiry on Netanyahu’s state of being “distracted” could perhaps be interpreted as a reference to the ongoing indictment against the leader for alleged corruption as well as his attempts to reform the nation’s justice system, which have been met with significant opposition due to allegations of it being a maneuver to consolidate power.
Early Thursday Trump praised a GOP Rep. on Truth Social about his stand on the Israeli situation.
“Great job by Congressman Greg Steube of Florida talking on “Fox First” about Israel and the horrible atrocities taking place there. Greg is a fantastic leader and fighter for MAGA. He is loved in Florida!”
According to Trump, the invasion of Israel has raised concerns about the near possibility of a third world war.
President Trump issued a cautionary statement while addressing supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, shortly after the commencement of Hamas’ military incursion into the nation.
According to Trump’s statement, “We are closer to World War III than we’ve ever been. And I’m the only one that will prevent World War III.”
Trump on to assert that a potential conflict of this nature would possess unparalleled lethality, citing notable developments in weaponry.
“That won’t be a war with army tanks going back and forth, too,” Trump warned. “That will be a war with weaponry the likes of which this world has never seen before … I know it. I know it better than anybody.”
The ex-president strongly criticized President Joe Biden’s leadership, asserting that his actions “caused this war with his stupidity” both domestically and internationally, attributing it to his lack of intelligence. Trump cited other acts taken by the Biden administration as factors, such as relaxed border rules and voter identification legislation.
Biden has faced persistent allegations regarding his alleged role in facilitating the Hamas offensive against Israel.
During the weekend, a number of Republican presidential candidates highlighted the recent release of $6 billion in blocked Iranian cash, which was contingent upon the liberation of five Americans who were jailed in Iran.
These candidates asserted that the provision of monies facilitated the occurrence of the attack.
The White House has issued a statement refuting the allegations, asserting that Iran has not yet utilized the monies acquired through the prisoner exchange. According to a high-ranking official from the Biden administration, it is still premature to make definitive assertions on Iran’s potential direct involvement in the planning or provision of support for the Hamas attack.
Nevertheless, the official did acknowledge the existing connections between Iran and Hamas.
The social media post endorsing a “cease-fire” in Israel and advocating for the “release of all hostages held by Hamas” was removed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday morning.
President Biden has consistently expressed his commitment to provide ongoing support to the state of Israel during his tenure. In a recent communication on a popular online platform, the president disclosed that he engaged in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier in the day, and expressed they “will remain in close contact over the coming days.”
Immediately after the attacks, Trump expressed his anger, characterizing them as a “disgrace.” He emphasized the need for Israel to protect itself by employing “overwhelming force.”
In a message shared on Truth Social, President Trump expressed, “These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force.”
“Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration.”