NYT’s Baker: Trump Is ‘Very Popular’ In Israel, Seen As Someone Who Will ‘Support Them, Finally’

On Friday’s broadcast of PBS’ “Washington Week,” New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker stated that in Israel, President Donald Trump is “very popular,” and the view is “He’s going to support them, finally…after eight years of Barack Obama, who they did not feel was supportive.”

Baker said that there’s “a real trepidation out and around the world, particularly in Europe,” about a Trump presidency, and Trump is viewed in some parts of the Middle East with “wariness”

He added, “Israel, though – he’s very popular, I have to say. I just got back from Jerusalem. That’s certainly one place in the world that they see his arrival as a good thing. He’s going to support them, finally, in their view, after eight years of Barack Obama, who they did not feel was supportive.”

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