The #Donald Trump doctrine described in a foreign policy interview with The Guardian
October 13, 2015 — Trump said of the stalled peace process between Israel and the Palestinians: “If we had the right leader in this country, possibly something could happen but obviously that is not an easy one.”
He remained optimistic when confronted on his potential involvement with the Middle East: “I would love to see something happen, I would love to be involved in that,” Trump said of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I think that maybe there is an answer to it, but it’s a complicated answer, there’s no question about it. But it would great if it could be done.”
In the short term, Trump sounded his strong support for the state of Israel. “We have to stay with Israel,” Trump told the Guardian. “Israel has been our one reliable partner in the Middle East. Israel has been terrific to us. Obama has treated Israel horribly. We have to stay with Israel and stay with them big time.”
For policy decisions, he said, “I’d really call up Bibi [#Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu], who is a friend of mine and I’d call up some people and be very dependent on what Israel wants. You know if they really want certain things and they are deserving of certain things.”
Trump understands Israel’s difficulties in the Middle East better than any other candidate. He speaks of his personal friendship with Israeli Prime Minister #Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump’s respect and friendship was proven by the campaign video he created for Bibi’s election in 2013. No other candidate has such a close with Benjamin Netanyahu.