People of Israel deserve better diplomatic protection than that they have been receiving from the United States under President Barack Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in an address on Tuesday.
Speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Reno, Nevada on his upcoming visit to Israel, Romney said the incumbent president of being “fond of lecturing Israel’s leaders.”
He also added a reference to Obama’s “hot mic” gaffe late last year in which her was heard calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar,” saying the American president “was even caught by a microphone deriding them.”
“He has undermined their position, which was tough enough as it was. And even at the United Nations, to the enthusiastic applause of Israel’s enemies, he spoke as if our closest ally in the Middle East was the problem,” Romney added.
The Republican presidential candidate then said that the “people of Israel deserve better than what they have received from the leader of the free world. And the chorus of accusations, threats, and insults at the United Nations should never again include the voice of the President of the United States.”
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