Trump Booed By Jewish Republicans For Answer On Jerusalem

• December 3, 2015 2:07 pm


Donald Trump delivered an erratic speech in front of the Republican Jewish Coalition, getting booed towards the end of his remarks on Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C.

After refusing to offer whether or not he would consider Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel, a number of people in the audience loudly booed the Republican frontrunner. Earlier in the day, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) committed to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

"Who's the wise guy?" Trump said in response. "Do me a favor, just relax, OK. You’ll like me very much, believe me. "

Trump repeatedly promised that the folks in the audience would be pleased with his performance without offering a single policy position or idea, a trademark of his candidacy.

In another vintage Trump moment, the real-estate mogul reiterated a stereotype that the Jewish audience members in the room were all good negotiators and knew how to make a deal.

"With us, we have a deal instinct, a lot of us," Trump said.

The unorthodox candidate did not stop there. He told the audience why he was not expecting their support in the GOP primary.

"I know why you're not going to support me. You're not going to support me because I don't want your money."

As president, Trump said he would use his negotiating skills to broker a deal between Palestine and Israel within six months.

"If I could do that it would make me so happy," Trump said of what he called the toughest deal on earth.

He warned that Israel must be prepared to make sacrifices, but would not give any details of what those sacrifices might entail. He also questioned Israel’s desire to reach a peace agreement.

"I don’t know that Israel has the commitment to make (a deal)," Trump said.

When pushed to offer more of the particulars in how he would approach brokering a resolution between Palestine and Israel, Trump said he did not want to give specifics because he plans on going into the negotiations with a "clean slate" that treated all parties evenly.

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