Former President Donald Trump reportedly lambasted former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a congratulatory message he gave President Joe Biden nearly a year ago.
“The first person that congratulated [Biden] was Bibi Netanyahu, the man that I did more for than any other person I dealt with,” Trump said, according to Axios. “Bibi could have stayed quiet. He has made a terrible mistake,” Trump said.
Trump referenced the diplomatic support the United States gave Israel during his term, including the various land claims the country made, as well as Netanyahu’s own reelection efforts, according to the Associated Press. But the outlet noted that Netanyahu was not the first world leader to congratulate Biden on his victory, and it said that after he did so, he issued another tweet praising Trump.
“[Netanyahu] was very early — like, earlier than most,” Trump told Axios, referring to the former prime minister’s congratulatory message. “I haven’t spoken to him since. Fuck him.”