In a speech outlining his foreign policy vision, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized President Barack Obama for “snubbing” Israel while cozying up to Iran.
“Israel, our great friend, and the only true democracy in the Middle East, has been snubbed and criticized by an administration that lacks moral clarity. President Obama has not been a friend to Israel. He has treated Iran with tender love and care, and made it a great power,” Trump said.
Obama negotiated a “disastrous [nuclear] deal with Iran, and then we watched them ignore its terms even before the ink was dry” at the expense of “Israel, our allies in the region, and more importantly, the United States itself,” he added.
Trump vowed that if he is elected president, Iran “will never, ever be allowed to have that nuclear weapon” under his watch, and that NATO members would “contribute toward their financial, political, and human costs—have to do it—of our tremendous security burden.”
“Foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else,” Trump said.