President Trump received a warm welcome and standing ovation at an Orthodox Jewish fundraiser held in NY City.
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The event reportedly raised over $5 Million for Trump and the RNC.
During the event, President Trump said he is very aware of what is going on between Israel and Gaza. “It’s crazy, missiles are coming and Israel is firing back”
At one point, the crowd began chanting “USA!” and “FOUR MORE YEARS!”
Per JTA, at a private event for Orthodox Jewish donors, President Donald Trump received a blessing from a rabbi and joked that if he lands on hard times in the United States he could become Israel’s prime minister.
The fundraiser, held Tuesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Manhattan, featured a packed room of Trump supporters who chanted “Four more years!” as Trump took the podium, according to video of the event. Before speaking, Trump was blessed by Rabbi Y.Y. Jacobson.
“Blessed are you, our lord, king of the universe, that you have shared of your glory and love and compassion with a human being who maintains the honor of every innocent person and Jew, thank you, amen,” Jacobson said.
Trump then said he had an approval rating of 98 percent in Israel and quipped that “If anything happens here, I’m taking a trip over to Israel. I’ll be prime minister.”
He also joked about Israel’s election deadlock. Israel has held two elections this year that have yielded inconclusive results. As of now, Netanyahu’s rival Benny Gantz is attempting to form a governing coalition and prevent a third election.
“What kind of a system is it over there, right, with Bibi?” he said, referring to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “They’re all fighting and fighting. We have different kinds of fights but at least we know who the boss is. They keep having elections, and nobody’s elected.”
Per Jake Turx, Amateur footage captures President Trump walking over to hasidic entertainer @BeriWeber and thanking him for his performance of the National Anthem at yesterday’s fundraiser with Orthodox Jewish supporters.
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