‘We have very much in common’: Trump and Netanyahu share press gripes
Donald and Melania Trump were greeted by Netanyahu and his wife Sara upon their arrival in the city Monday.
“We have very much in common”, - Sara Netanyahu talks to Melania Trump on love of people and media pic.twitter.com/TcxngqVnCP— Ruptly (@Ruptly) May 22, 2017
The ‘first couples’ huddled together as Mrs Netanyahu reportedly claimed that, “like the Trumps”, they are loved by the people but not the media.
“We will talk about it at dinner,” Sara Netanyahu told Trump. “(...)The same media. Anyhow, we'll talk about it.” https://t.co/x7InXoptqK— Sonia Dridi (@Sonia_Dridi) May 22, 2017
In an exchange captured by a live microphone, Sara told the Trumps how much she loves Melania, saying she speaks highly of her everywhere. She then adds: “Because the majority of the people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us. So we tell them how you are great, and they love you.”
Trump interjects, “We have something very much in common.”
Jeez. Trump gets chance to talk alongside Netanyahu and he has a go at media. What a plonker as Del Boy would have, quite correctly, said— James Dornan SNP (@glasgowcathcart) May 22, 2017
The couples are dining together this evening at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
Trump often voices his distrust of the mainstream media and previously labelled large organizations, such as CNN, “fake news.”
In January, Netanyahu accused the Israeli media of trying to oust him from office after reporting details of corruption allegations.