And when it comes to Israel, the mini-Republican Trump is back
Republican candidate explained His statements that he would cut military aid to Israel.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has rejected accusations that cutting military aid to the Jewish state would harm the relationship between the United States and Israel.
Speaking to Israel’s Channel 12 news after the Republicans’ presidential debate last week, Ramaswamy claimed that other, more experienced politicians put his words to shame.
“I actually said that if our relationship with Israel gets to the point where Israel becomes so strong that Israel no longer needs our help, that would actually be a sign of true friendship working.
I want this to be clear: We will never cut aid to Israel until Israel tells us it is ready.”
“I believe that by the end of my first term, the relationship between the United States and Israel will be stronger than it has ever been in US history, stronger than it has ever been under any other administration. “It is because I consider this relationship a friendship,” Ramaswamy continued.
“On a personal level, I have a wonderful relationship with Israel. Some of my best business partners are in Israel, I’ve been there countless times, and I’ve been invited to the Yale Jewish Society. But the personal side doesn’t affect my politics because I’m running for President of the United States.” And I want a strong Israel because it’s in the interests of the United States, among other things.Our aid to Israel is used to invest in the United States for industrial capabilities here.
This is clearly a win-win situation, and it would be pointless to boycott it unnecessarily.”
Ramaswamy believes that a critical element in the relationship between the United States and Israel is ensuring that Iran never becomes a nuclear power.
“I speak the truth and they may distort what I say, but I will continue to tell the truth.
We will not cut aid to Israel until Israel says it no longer needs aid.”