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Former US envoy confirms Trump dismay at Netanyahu’s congratulations to Biden

US President Donald Trump (left) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Trump's Middle East peace plan in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2020. MANDEL NGAN / AFP)
US President Donald Trump (left) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Trump's Middle East peace plan in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2020. MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Ex-US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, confirms that former US president Donald Trump was annoyed at Benjamin Netanyahu for congratulating Joe Biden on winning the 2020 US election.

A forthcoming book on the Trump presidency by Michael Wolff claims that he saw the congratulations from Netanyahu, at the time Israel’s prime minister, as the “ultimate betrayal.”

Friedman is asked about the incident during an interview with Zev Brenner on the Talkline Network, a Jewish media outlet.

“I think he would have preferred that the prime minister [Netanyahu] hold his powder a little bit longer,” he says.

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