‘Where does he think Israel is?’ Chelsea Clinton trolls Trump over Middle East fail (VIDEO)
Speaking to a room full of delegates during a Monday meeting in Israel, which included the nation’s president, Reuven Rivlin, Trump revealed he had “just got back from the Middle East.”
The US president was referring to his May 21 visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he put the finishing touches to a $110 billion arms deal with the oil rich nation.
WATCH: Pres. Trump to the President of Israel (while in Israel): "We just got back from the Middle East." (Watch the guy on the right) pic.twitter.com/q6nVq31WGu— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 22, 2017
Whether Trump’s apparent inference that Israel is not in the Middle East was just a case of poor wording rather than ignorance, the gaffe hasn’t stopped Clinton taking a dig at her mother’s former presidential rival.
“Where does Trump think Israel is?” Clinton said on Twitter.
Where does Trump think Israel is? https://t.co/pFpDn24GhA— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 22, 2017
Her post has received more than 20,000 likes and 8,000 retweets.
The footage of Trump’s comments also appears to show Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer reacting in disbelief.
Some Twitter users have since mocked Trump’s comments, while others have defended the US president.
Trump in Israel: "We just got back from the Middle East." Oh, man.— Roger Cohen (@NYTimesCohen) May 23, 2017
FYI, Trump told a group of people in Israel: "We just got back from the Middle East."— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) May 22, 2017
@ChelseaClinton The list of things Trump doesn't know is very, very long.— Anita Creamer (@AnitaCreamer) May 22, 2017