Trump’s response to Netanyahu is very interesting news, as this is in some ways Trump’s first real action in the field of foreign policy as a possible President. And this is rough politics, and an open threat, and a stark contrast to Obama & Kerry’s style.
It’s also Trump starting to wield more power, one year before maybe formally gaining the position, and Israel will be listening.
A day after being criticized by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his comments about Muslims, Donald Trump abruptly announced Thursday that he is "postponing" a planned trip to Israel and rescheduling a meeting with the country’s leader until "after I become President of the U.S."
Trump had previously promised to travel to Israel before the end of the year, and he was slated to meet with Netanyahu on December 28.
He tweeted the announcement early Thursday.
"I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S."
On Wednesday, Netanyahu rebuked Trump for his suggestion that the United States should place a temporary ban on Muslim entrants to the country.