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Donald Trump promised a crowd on Saturday that if Americans put him back in the White House, he would exact a toll on those who were responsible for killing U.S. citizens in Israel earlier this month.
During a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday in Las Vegas, Trump ripped President Joe Biden over the deadly Hamas attack on Israel that left more than 1,400 people — including dozens of Americans — dead, adding that the attack would not have happened if he were in office.
“When I am back in the White House, the United States will stand with Israel all the way — without hesitation, without qualification, and without apology,” Trump said, per Newsmax.
“We will fully support the Israelis in their mission to ensure that Hamas is decimated and these atrocities will be avenged. They will be avenged,” he continued.
“Joe Biden’s weakness caused the attack on Israel. Pure weakness and incompetence. Everywhere he goes, Biden’s weakness provokes war and death — because, as history shows, evil only respects one thing: unyielding strength. You’ve got to be strong. Otherwise, they’re going to be taking over,” Trump added.
“When I am back in the White House, America’s enemies will know once again — and they’re going to know it — that if you try to kill our citizens, we kill you. If you spill a drop of American blood, we spill a gallon of yours,” he vowed.
“To every American who is terrified that Joe Biden’s catastrophic weakness will bring our country to ruin, to you — and it’s closer than it’s ever been,” Trump said. “I make you this promise to you: As your president, I will restore peace through strength.”
Reports indicate 33 Americans have been killed by Hamas terrorists since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, while intelligence has suggested Hamas terrorists have been trained in Iran and Hamas leaders have been meeting with in Russia.
Trump’s vow potentially puts Russia and Iran on the side of Hamas.
“Three weeks ago, our world was shattered by an attack on Israel,” Trump told the crowd. “To every Israeli and every American touched by these barbaric activities: We love you, we grieve with you, we share your anger, and we stand with you 100 percent – 110 percent,” Trump said.
“Let there be no doubt: the killers responsible for this massacre will burn forever in the eternal pit of hell. They’re going to burn forever,” he added.
Despite criticisms from leftists and globalists who are protesting Israel’s response to Hamas and its current incursion into Gaza, Trump stressed support for Israel in the battle “between good and evil.”
“On that terrible Saturday morning, the world saw once again that the conflict between Israel and Hamas is not a conflict between two equal sides,” Trump said. “This is a fight between civilization and savagery, between decency and depravity, and between good and evil.”
He went on to discount attempts by the Democrat left to draw a moral equivalence between the brutal Hamas attack and Israel’s response.
“There is no comparison between a group that worships death and a group that cherishes life and cherish a nation” Trump will say. “Every single life that is lost in this conflict is on the shoulders of Hamas and Hamas alone. I think you have to add in a word, Iran.
“There can be no sympathy, no excuses, and no escape for these monsters. We will do what has to be done,” he said.
Trump accused Biden of adopting Iran appeasement policies before the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, saying that it might not even be as bad as his funding for Gaza under the guise of humanitarian aid.
“After more than 1,400 innocents, including over 40 Americans, were murdered or kidnapped — we immediately announce that we’re giving Hamas $100 million into Gaza,” Trump said.
“The fact is, when I left office, Iran was broke, and was desperate to make a deal. We did that through strength, not through weakness. But Crooked Joe surrendered my tough sanctions, and Iran now once again has $100 billion dollars to finance terror,” he added.