U.S. President Donald Trump’s supporters in Israel continue to loyally and strongly support him following Saturday’s neo-Nazi and white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In contrast to widespread condemnation of the president for fanning the flames of hatred with divisive rhetoric and policies, and for his failure to unequivocally condemn white nationalist violence, Trump’s supporters present a diametrically different point of view.
“Trying to blame the President for these events is ridiculous,” said Marc Zell, head of Republicans Abroad in Israel. “The president supports the United States and the freedom of all Americans. Even before the events escalated, he called for calm and restraint on all sides – in contradiction to [Trump’s predecessor, Barack] Obama, who fanned racial tensions.”