‘The biggest thing you did for Israel’ was breaking Iran deal — Adelson tells Trump

Philip Weiss – Mondoweiss Dec 9, 2019

Miriam and Sheldon Adelson present Trump with a menorah, Dec. 7, 2019. Israeli American Council national summit. Click to enlarge

 Donald Trump’s speech to the Israeli American Council on Saturday night in the presence of his biggest donors, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, has caused some shock waves. Largely because he referred to Jewish wealth. Here are some surprises from the speech.

The biggest thing Trump did for Israel was breaking the Iran deal, per Sheldon Adelson:

I said to Sheldon, “What do you think was bigger? … Israel and the embassy going in, and it became Jerusalem, the capital of Israel? Or the Golan Heights [recognition as Israeli territory]?” He said, “Neither.” I said, “What do you mean ‘neither,’ Sheldon?” He said, “The biggest thing you did for Israel was breaking up and terminating the horrible, one-sided, catastrophic deal that was made by President Obama.” (Applause.) Right?

I said, “I never thought of it that way, Sheldon, but I agree with you. If you want to know the truth, I agree with you.”

(In 2015, Trump said of Adelson supporting a then-rival: “Sheldon Adelson is looking to give big dollars to [Marco] Rubio because he feels he can mold him into his perfect little puppet.”)

Trump says American Jews don’t love Israel enough — a continuation of his Jews are disloyal to Israel theme of last summer.

We have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more. I have to tell you that. We have to do it. We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have people that are Jewish people, that are great people — they don’t love Israel enough. You know that. You know that. (Applause.)

Trump says Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, BDS, is catching on inside the Democratic Party. Some politicians want to “bully” Israel.

As President, I want to be very clear my administration vigorously condemns the BDS campaign against Israel. (Applause.) But sadly, BDS has also made disturbing headway on American college campuses. You know that, don’t you?…

Shockingly, a number of far-left members of Congress have also recently joined the international effort to bully, attack, and denigrate Israel. And it’s incredible what’s been happening with your Congress. Ten years ago, it was unthinkable. Six years ago, it was pretty unthinkable. And now, to see what’s going on and to watch Nancy Pelosi and these people be pushed around is unbelievable… Earlier this year, a number of prominent Democrat lawmakers sponsored legislation to support the BDS movement. You know that, right? Outrageously, the resolution compared boycotting Israel to boycotting Nazi Germany, a grave insult to the memory of the 6 million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. You remember that, don’t you, where this was just put before Congress.

This is different. This is different than what it was. This couldn’t have happened 10 years ago; couldn’t have happened. Twenty years ago, it would have been impossible. Ten years ago, it would have been impossible. You’ve got to be very careful. Make no mistake: Radical lawmakers who support the BDS movement are advancing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda. And Americans will not stand for it. We’re not going to stand for it.

Trump brags of flipping off 40 global leaders who called to try to stop him from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (he has told this story before, never so brocaded).

Many, many [U.S.] Presidents said they were going to move the embassy to Jerusalem. And they never did it. And I understand why they never did it. They never did it because when they thought I was going to do it, and when they heard that I was going to make an announcement in two weeks, I started getting calls from everyone. I got calls from presidents. I got calls from prime ministers. I got calls from kings and queens. I got calls from everyone. (Laughter.) “Don’t do it. Don’t do it, please.” Don’t do it. It will be terrible if you do it. It will be horrible if you do it.”

And I heard this from many people. And then the time came closer and closer, and I did something that was smart, because I learned then and there — for that two-week period, I was inundated — I learned why other Presidents, in all fairness to them, why they made the campaign promise but why they never got it off: Because they were besieged by foreign leaders. The top, the biggest people in the world called them. You wouldn’t believe how many; some countries you never even heard of were calling. (Laughter.) I said, “What’s that country all about?” (Laughter.)

And about a week and a half out, I said, “Listen, tell these people I’m going to call them back. I’m so busy.” (Laughter and applause.) True. I said, “Tell them I’m going to call them back. I’ll get to them as soon as I can.” And one week went by, and then three days went by, and then I made the announcement at the White House that we’re moving the embassy to Jerusalem and that Jerusalem will be the capital of Israel. Finally, somebody said it. Right? (Applause.)…

So these days went by, and then I made the phone calls. And I’d call up the kings and I’d call up the queens, and I’d call up everybody — the presidents, the prime ministers. I’d say, “Hi, I’m sorry, I couldn’t get back to you quickly” — (laughter) — “but what’s up?” (Laughter and applause.) “What’s up?”

Trump says he learned the trick of not calling people back from Sheldon Adelson:

Well, I learned all these tricks from Sheldon. So, you know. (Laughter.) So I call: “Hi, King. What’s up? What’s happening?” (Laughter.) He said, “I wanted to tell you I didn’t like you doing that with Israel.” “Oh, man! I wish I called you back a little sooner. I’m sorry.” (Laughter.) Call a president: “What’s up, President?” “I wanted to tell you not to do that, sir. But you’ve done it.” What can I — “Yeah, I wish — you know, I wish I could have gotten you sooner, but I’m so busy.” (Laughter.) I took about 40 of those calls. Right? Everyone was the same: “I wanted to tell you…” I said, “But, you know, in the meantime, it opened and it was, you know, really pretty amazing.”

Trump says there was no violence associated with his announcement. In fact Jerusalem was an impetus for the Great March of Return in Gaza, where hundreds have been killed and thousands maimed by Israeli live fire at the Gaza fence.

And it was a big deal, and it was great. And a day went by, and a second day went by, and there was no violence. I heard there was going to be massive violence. They showed violence — because about 20 people were violent in the front row, but there was nobody behind them. So CNN had the cameras very low, pointing to the sky. It’s true. (Laughter and applause.) It’s true.

They said, “Massive crowds have gathered. Massive crowds.” And I looked, I said, “That’s a strange angle. I’ve never seen that angle.” (Laughter.) It was like — you had a cameraman sitting on the floor pointing up. But every once in a while, you say, “There’s nobody behind the people in the front row. What’s going on?” (Laughter.) And it was a con. It was fake news as usual.

Trump speaks of Jews with wealth who will be opposed to Democratic progressive tax legislation.

A lot of you are in the real estate business because I know you very well. You’re brutal killers. (Laughter.) Not nice people at all. But you have to vote for me; you have no choice. You’re not going to vote for Pocahontas [his slur for Elizabeth Warren], I can tell you that. (Laughter and applause.) You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax. “Yeah, let’s take 100 percent of your wealth away.” No, no. Even if you don’t like me; some of you don’t. Some of you I don’t like at all, actually. (Laughter.) And you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’ll be out of business in about 15 minutes, if they get it. So I don’t have to spend a lot of time on that.

The comments have drawn widespread criticism for fueling a prejudice against Jews as wealthy.

Trump says if anyone can make a deal between Israel and Palestine, it’s Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, who “loves Israel.”

And we have a lot of politicians here tonight, but I have to ask a man that happens to be a truly brilliant young man. I’m a little bit prejudiced when I say that. But he loves Israel and he’s fighting hard for Israel. He wants to make peace with your neighbors. And a lot of people say that can’t be done. A lot of people say it can’t be done; it’s the hardest of all deals.

I love deals, and I used to hear the toughest of all deals is peace with Israel and the Palestinians. They say that’s the toughest of all deals. But if Jared Kushner can’t do it, it can’t be done. (Applause.) Thank you, Jared. Thank you, Jared. Incredible job he’s doing. He wants to see that. And he loves Israel — that, I can tell you.

 

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5 responses to “‘The biggest thing you did for Israel’ was breaking Iran deal — Adelson tells Trump”

  1. Sheldon Adelson was over heard talking to john mc cain and he said quote
    ” John your gambling and whoring debts are paid you now work for us”
    He sponsors Hillary Clinton
    Sheldon was intimately connected with Weinstein and Epstein/
    WEINSTEIN & SHOW BIZ
    Hollywood is run by jews.
    Jewish actors producers and Directors.
    To be a big star you have to be compromised
    this means they have blackmail material on you so you cannot speak out.
    87 young women accuse Harvey Weinstein of sex crimes against them.
    The studios appoint hungry young starlets as sex slaves to big
    box office names, then they wont risk the studios investments they have in
    the stars careers by going outside for sex.
    Pretty girls are told big stardom can be yours but you have to serve an apprenctice ship
    Some big actors who cant control themselves like Charlie Chaplin
    Woody Allen Roman Polanski and Phil Spectre who all liked sex with underage kids
    often have a minder from the studio to keep them from attacking children.
    Heidi Fleiss the Holywood madam admitted Mossad was behind it all, Boystown
    and other kiddie sex scandals almost all Mossad.
    Both London brothel madams Cynthia Payne and Lindie St Clare
    said they woud never supply chidren under any circumstances.
    Jeffrey Epstein would entice young girls by telling them he had show
    biz contacts and would introduce them, if they did something for him,
    e g enticing men into sex for Mossad to geta grip on them.
    Prince Andrew was stupid he fell into the jews trap
    now he has to do what the jews tell him for the rest of his life,
    like so many others ?

  2. Jews teach that as animals non jews are entitlesd to nothing
    and jewish lawyers will always side with a jewish client as will jewish doctors etc
    They say the only Christian who will be allowed money is one controlled by us.
    e g Rupert Murdoch and Richard Branson
    i could write a book on the tricks jews use to steal money.
    They are pushing the UK into a war with iran, if your family are in the servies
    tell them DO NOT GO as the public anger over those men who did what they did to iraq
    will be nothing to the public anger over another war on inocent people of iran for isarel

  3. Soros jr.

    “Among the organizations he has backed are the Republican Jewish Coalition, the Zionist Organization of America, Freedom’s Watch, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Adelson is a long-time supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on U.S. elections.”

    “Yet despite Adelson’s active and public influence over Republican politics, journalist Eli Clifton reported that “U.S. news outlets, which routinely ‘follow the money’ when it comes to domestic issues, are almost completely avoiding any reporting on the clear link between Adelson’s campaign contributions and the [Trump] administration’s pursuit of policies that hew closely to positions espoused by the billionaire casino magnate.”
    https://militarist-monitor.org/profile/sheldon-adelson/

  4. Trump, once again proved to the entire world, that he is the biggest Jew WHORE and most evil servile piece of human excrement licking the boots of Zionist apparatus and scumbags like the Adelsons ever in the history of the US Presidency.

    It will be a great relief when this clown actor is impeached and removed from office. He then can pack up and get the frack out of free America, no one wants him here.

    All those Christians and conservatives that love trump must really be monsters, they are supporting this orange orangutan clown who is bringing much harm to the Palestinians, Syrians, Iranians etc.

    All those hardcore Evangelist supporters who are planning on voting this compromised monster pedo President have shown their true colors and are enemies of the American Revolution, freedom, liberty and decency itself.

    Trump is a total scumbag just like all those that surround him, like Nikki Haley, John Bolton, Pompeo, Jews, Rabbis, Israelis, Netanyahus etc. Good bye Mr. Trump, no one is going to miss you here, you are the most hated President ever yet in your oversized narcissistic brain you think you are the greatest president ever.

  5. What a disgusting, embarrassing, dangerous, piece of shit Trump is. And Sheldon Adelson is even worse.