Tweet of the Day: White House defends mocking Netanyahu on Twitter

Tweet of the Day: White House defends mocking Netanyahu on Twitter

“Stop just hatin’ all the time,” President Obama urged his Republican opponents in July 2014. But as he has proved again and again, “hatin'” is fun, “apologizin'” not so much.

From The Hill:

The White House is standing by a tweet mocking Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister [sic] Benjamin Netanyahu despite concerns it could further sour relations between the two countries.

A White House tweet defending the framework nuclear agreement with Iran contained a cartoon bomb that was nearly identical to one in a chart used by Netanyahu in a 2012 speech urging the U.S. to take a harder line against Iran’s nuclear program.

The Hill rejoined the sardonic Twitter message with a tweet of its own:

The article goes on to quote deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who said on Friday:

Prime Minister Netanyahu has issued very strong criticisms of this deal. That’s entirely his right, but we are also going to issue strong defenses of this deal. It would make no sense for us to essentially not make our case.

Rhodes then went on to declare said that the U.S. and Israel “have an unshakable alliance.” Admittedly, it’s hilarious, but I don’t think he intended it as a joke.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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