Trump Blames Israel-Hamas Struggle on ‘Rigged’ 2020 Election – Rolling Stone

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By Calvin S. Nelson

The previous president additionally went after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he “allow us to down” and calling Hezbollah “very sensible”

Donald Trump has used the Israel-Hamas battle — which has claimed a whole lot of lives on each side — to push his false claims that the 2020 election was rigged in opposition to him.

Whereas delivering a speech to his supporters at a membership occasion Wednesday in West Palm Seashore, Florida, Trump claimed that “if the election wasn’t rigged, there could be no person even eager about going into Israel.” He added, “The election was rigged, very sadly rigged.”

It’s a false declare that the previous president has clung onto regardless of being indicted in August over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and an anti-democratic marketing campaign that culminated within the Jan. 6 Capitol assault. He was arrested once more later that month on extra federal prices stemming from the trouble to overturn the presidential election, bringing his whole indictments to 4.

Trump additionally criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who he stated didn’t help the U.S. within the 2020 drone strike that killed Iranian army and intelligence official Qasem Soleimani. “I’ll always remember that Bibi Netanyahu allow us to down,” he stated to his supporters gathered Wednesday. “That was a really horrible factor.” The previous president went on to say Israeli intelligence wanted to “straighten it out” and referred to as Hezbollah “very sensible.”

Earlier this week, Trump and far-right allies responded to the eruption of lethal violence between Hamas militants and Israeli Protection Forces by utilizing the disaster to push the anti-immigration narrative within the U.S. Retaining with years of MAGA fear-mongering a few porous Southern border — from Trump’s 2015 marketing campaign launch (by which he smeared Mexicans as rapists and drug smugglers) to his false claims that complete American cities had fallen beneath management of the transnational gang MS-13 — the MAGA world pushed the false declare that Hamas had infiltrated the U.S. by way of the Mexican border.


“The identical those that raided Israel are pouring into our as soon as stunning USA, by means of our TOTALLY OPEN SOUTHERN BORDER, at File Numbers,” Trump claimed with out proof on his Fact Social platform on Monday. “Are they planning an assault inside our Nation? Crooked Joe Biden and his BOSS, Barack Hussein Obama, did this to us!”

On Sunday, Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona strongly implied that “Hamas sleeper cells” have “crossed our southern border beneath the Biden Administration’s insurance policies,” warning, “We aren’t ready.” Biggs is amongst these hard-right Republicans in Congress who denied the outcomes of the 2020 election.

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