Last Straw. Israel Said to Deny Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them.
Trump tweeted: “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!”
Then, from Jerusalem:
JERUSALEM — Israel on Thursday barred the entry of two American Democratic congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, the deputy foreign minister on Israeli radio said, hours after President Trump had urged the country to ban them.
Mr. Trump’s intervention was an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home.