Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud OlmertSo called Donald Trump “pathetic” and “crazy” for profanely attacking Benjamin NetanyahuBecause he knew Joe Biden’s presidential victory in November.

Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minster during Trump’s administration, did something that most world leaders do.

Trump was allegedly still alive. furious that Netanyahu congratulated Biden after he wonElection.

“I haven’t spoken to him since. Fuck him,” Trump reportedly told Israeli journalist Barak Ravid in an interview earlier this year for Ravid’s new book, “Trump Peace.”

Trump added: “I like Bibi [Netanyahu] … but I also like loyalty.” He “could have stayed quiet. He made a terrible mistake.”

Olmert called Trump’s reaction “absolutely crazy.” He accused Trump of judging everything according to his own “personal interest.”

“Trump says the fact that Bibi congratulated Biden is a betrayal, as if the relationship of Israel and America rests entirely on the personal desires of Donald Trump. This is crazy. I think he’s a pathetic person,” Olmert said.

He pointed out that, contrary to Trump’s claims that Netanyahu congratulated Biden “very early,” he in fact waited so long that it “became embarrassing” from the “friendliest nation to America.”

Netanyahu himself responded last week to Trump’s slam, noting in a statement that, although he appreciated the former president’s work on behalf of the nation, Israel’s relationship with the U.S. remains vital and that it was “important” to “congratulate the incoming President.”

It’s highly unusual for Olmert to defend Netanyahu. He emphasized that he doesn’t like, trust or “believe in [Netanyahu’s] integrity.”

Netanyahu was Israel’s prime minister for 15 years, relinquishing the role last June to Naftali Bennett. Now, he is considered the leader of Israel’s opposition.

Olmert spent 18 months in prison for corruptionAfter he was convicted, in 2014, of receiving bribes for real estate developers while he was Jerusalem’s mayor. From 2006 to 2009, he was Israeli Prime Minister.

Olmert’s comments about Trump can be seen beginning at 12:33 in the video clip up top of the opening session of the Leadership Dialogue.


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