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Obama holdovers SCREW Trump yet again…

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Barack Obama’s holdovers in the US government – call them the “deep state” – continue to hinder President Trump and his policies at every opportunity.

And they were at it again on Monday. Not in Washington, but on the other side of the world, in Jerusalem.

Trump will be visiting Israel next week, and while there, he intends to do something no other sitting American president has – pray at the Western (or Wailing) Wall.

The Western Wall is Judaism’s holiest site, so the Israelis asked the US consular officials planning the visit if Prime Minister Netanyahu could join Trump in praying there.

One of the State Department officials snapped back angrily: “What are you talking about? It’s none of your business. It’s not even part of your responsibility. It’s not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank.”

That sparked a firestorm in Israel that quickly spread to Washington.

Regarding what that particularly nasty State Department official had to say, the White House told Israeli media:

“The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication and they do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president.”

Even so, Israel is hoping Trump himself will clarify sooner rather than later, and not allow Obama holdovers to drive his foreign policy.

Source: Times of Israel

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