In his most recent public pronouncements Donald Trump sounds precisely like Benjamin Netanyahu. The table below offers a few comparisons.
“Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly,” Office of the Press Secretary, The White House, 19 September 2017
and “FULL TEXT: Netanyahu’s Address to UN General Assembly,” Haaretz, 19 September 2017.
|Emphasis||Donald Trump||Benjamin Netanyahu|
|1||Iran’s alleged threat to destroy Israel||[Iran] speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel||As long as Iran’s regime seeks the destruction of Israel, Iran will face no fiercer enemy than Israel|
|2||False allegation of chemical attacks in Syria (actually a false flag by White Helmets funded by Israel and Saudi Arabia)||The actions of the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad, including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens …||Syria has barrel-bombed, starved, gassed and murdered hundreds of thousands of its own citizens and wounded millions more|
|3||False empathy for Iranian people seeking to divide people from leaders||The longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people.||I also have a message today for the people of Iran: You are not our enemy. You are our friends.|
|4||False narrative on Iranian funding of terrorism when in fact USA and Saudi Arabia and Israel are the primary state-sponsors of terrorism||[Iran’s] oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors.||Iran spreads this curtain of tyranny and terror over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere, and it pledges to extinguish the light of Israel.|
|5||Opposition to nuclear deal with Iran, never mind the 44 US military bases surrounding Iran||That deal [JCPOA] is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it||President Trump rightly called the nuclear deal with Iran – he called it “an embarrassment.” Well, I couldn’t agree with him more.|
|6||Hypocritical denunciation of Iranian dictatorship with both USA and Israel are neo-fascist governments||The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy||I have a simple message to Ayatollah Khamenei, the dictator of Iran.|
|7||Change needed at the United Nations – on this we all agree||[…] The United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security, and prosperity.||Despite the absurdities, despite the repetition of these farcical events, there is change, slowly but surely. There are signs of positive change, even at the United Nations.|