Mic Picks Up Trump, Netanyahu Discussing Mutual Disdain for the Press


President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu were overheard discussing their shared disdain for the media shortly after Trump arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday.

Their conversation was picked up by a microphone nearby as Trump and First Lady Melania Trump chatted with the Netanyahus, according to the Washington Post.

Trump told Mrs. Netanyahu that his wife was an admirer, prompting Mrs. Netanyahu to return the compliment.

"I talk every place about her, how great she is and how great you are," Mrs. Netanyahu said.

"I can testify to that," the prime minister said.

Mrs. Netanyahu then took a shot at the media and said that they hate the Netanyahus, but that the Israeli people love them.

"Because the majority of the people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us so we tell them how you are great, so they love you," Mrs. Netanyahu said.

Trump chimed in and said that he and the Netanyahus have "very much in common."

"Sounds familiar," Mr. Netanyahu said.

"We will talk about it at dinner," Mrs. Netanyahu told Trump. "A lot in common. The same media. Anyhow, we'll talk about it."

The Trumps are scheduled on Monday night for a private dinner with the Netanyahus at the prime minister's residence.

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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