Many Americans cheered Benjamin Netanyahu's electoral win this week, including Donald Trump. The Times of Israel reports that Trump lauded Bibi's victory, saying, "I think we'll see some pretty good actions in terms of peace":
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his win in the Israeli election, and said it would improve the chances of success for his administration’s much-anticipated peace plan.
“I think we have a better chance now that Bibi has won,” Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn before heading to Texas, using Netanyahu’s nickname. “The fact that Bibi has won, I think we’ll see some pretty good actions in terms of peace.”
“Everybody said you can’t have peace in the Middle East with Israel and Palestinians. I think we have a chance and I think we now have a better chance,” the US president added...
“I’d like to congratulate Bibi Netanyahu. It looks like that race has been won by him. It may be a little early but I’m hearing he’s won it and won it in good fashion,” Trump said.
Calling Netanyahu a “great ally” and a “friend,” Trump said the Israeli elections were “a well fought out race...”