President Trump’s move quickly after taking office to rebuild strong support for Israel has helped block threats from Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah to eliminate the tiny nation, a chief presidential surrogate told cheering Republican Jewish voters in Los Angeles Monday night.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, vice chair of the Trump-aligned super PAC America First Action, told the Republican Jewish Coalition that the president’s arm-in-arm relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has worked to keep peace in the region.
“Make no mistake, this president doesn’t gamble with Israel’s security the way the last president did. This president has a great relationship with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, unlike the last occupant of the White House,” said Guilfoyle, who has been traveling the country with Donald Trump Jr. to rally midterm voters.
She added to applause, “Never forget Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and many other bad actors in the region would wipe Israel off the map tomorrow if they could, but with a strong partnership between Bibi and Trump that will not happen.”
The Beverly Hills event was dubbed the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Annual California Bash and featured Trump, Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, and Charlie Kirk, president of Turning Point USA. Trump did not speak. Guilfoyle’s comments were provided to Washington Secrets.
The sold out crowd of 500 cheered when Guilfoyle mentioned moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“How about Jerusalem? He promised to move the United States Embassy to its rightful place in Jerusalem and he delivered. Presidents of both parties have said the same before, but it took President Donald Trump to make it happen. Our embassy belongs in Jerusalem, the rightful capital of Israel. Make no mistake, Jerusalem must forever remain undivided and the home of the Jewish people,” she said.
Guilfoyle, a former California prosecutor and Fox News host, also talked about key issues before California voters, like immigration and the economy, but it was her focus on Israel they came to hear.
“How about his unwavering support for the state of Israel?” she said. “The United States will never apologize for supporting Israel as long as Donald J. Trump is in the White House.”