After Tlaib agreed to the conditions of Israel’s Interior Minister Ariyeh Deri, in order to see her grandmother, she changed her mind and backtracked, refusing to refrain from political activity during her visit. President Trump was quick to comment on the seeming cynicism of Tlaib’s actions.
Israel was very respectful & nice to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, allowing her permission to visit her “grandmother.” As soon as she was granted permission, she grandstanded & loudly proclaimed she would not visit Israel. Could this possibly have been a setup? Israel acted appropriately!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
Naturally, someone went to Tlaib’s grandmother to get her thoughts on Trump on record. She said, “May God destroy him.”