McCarthy Grilled Over Trump Insulting Jewish Leader

by Jessica
Kevin McCarthy

Fox News host Bret Baier recently criticized former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during an interview on Fox News’ Special Report, focusing on former President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Baier raised Trump’s comments, stating, “I want to ask you about the former president’s comments. He gave this speech, you heard him, Bibi Netanyahu ‘let us down.’ He at some point said Hezbollah, ‘they’re very smart.'”

Baier went on to read a quote from 2021, where Trump allegedly said, “The first person that congratulated [Biden] was Bibi Netanyahu, the man that I did more for than any other person I dealt with… Bibi could have stayed quiet. He has made a terrible mistake… I haven’t spoken to him since. F**k him.”

Baier inquired, “Do you think this is personal for the former president? What do you make of these comments yesterday?”

McCarthy responded, “I don’t know about these comments. I witnessed these two men together. Think about what President Trump accomplished. The Abraham Accords, something we haven’t seen in years.”

Baier interjected, “I get all of that, but what about the comments this week, this time, at this moment?”

McCarthy explained, “Those comments are not the comments that I’ve seen him with Bibi, and I’ve been with the prime minister many times, I’ve been with President Trump, I’ve been with them together. They have a bond together, so I don’t think that is a normal thing that President Trump would say about him.”

McCarthy argued:

“I think at this moment everybody has to be united. The world is much different than we— look, and it’s not just Israel that we’re looking at. Remember, this looks a lot like the 1930s. You have this axis of evil, these powers, Iran, Russia, and China. This is a much different world than what President Trump was in.

Now we have war in Ukraine, we have war in Israel, we have embassies, five embassies we had to evacuate, we’ve got a wide open border, we’ve got inflation. I mean, this administration has made America weaker and has made our adversaries stronger and bounded them together.”

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