Mitchell: Trump’s Speeches Have Been ‘Very Well Received’ in Israel; He ‘Hit All of the Notes’
MITCHELL: "It’s actually being received very, very well in this region. I know that we focus on the scandals following and the 'Washington Post' reported last night just the latest thing that is adding to the baggage that he carries around. But I have to tell you that his scripted speeches, the speech he just gave at the museum, the cultural museum, was very well received in Israeli media as well as among the people, obviously they're the invited guests, but he hit all of the notes. His connection to Netanyahu — now, Netanyahu is not enormously popular but he’s such a clever politician that he keeps winning and running circles around the rather inept political attempts by serious people to compete with him within the coalition. So, that be said, the Israeli leadership and its focus on counterterror and its focus on Iran as existential threat is very resonant with what Donald Trump is saying."