'I Can't Imagine Bibi Likes Obama Too Much,' Trump Tells Evangelicals

The presumptive Republican nominee receives a backhanded compliment from conservative Christians, who noted that the biblical forefathers weren’t perfect either.

Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses while delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses while delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016. Credit: Brian Snyder, Reuters
Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

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Donald Trump pumped up his pro-Israel credentials in a meeting with more than 1,000 conservative Christian and evangelical leaders in New York City on Tuesday.

Fielding questions about faith, social issues, immigration and Israel, Trump reportedly told the crowd, “I’m 100 percent for Israel.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also fed the evangelical crowd some red meat, slamming President Barack Obama over his treatment of Israel. “I can’t imagine Bibi likes Obama too much,” Trump said, referring to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to The Brody File. “He’s totally forsaken Israel.”

According to the report, Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan’s Purse, likened Trump to the biblical forefathers in order to note that no one is perfect, “citing the fact that Abraham lied, Moses disobeyed God and David committed adultery and murder.”

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