Hours after the Lebanese terror group launched missiles at Israeli soldiers, Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed Hezbollah as “very smart” during a speech in which he criticized both Israeli officials and the Biden administration.
In addition, the former president suggested that if he had been in the White House, Hamas would never have attacked Israel from Gaza.
A political group and terrorist organization known as Hamas is in charge of the Gaza Strip, a small area of land sandwiched between Egypt and Israel.
On Saturday, members of its military wing, the Qassam Brigade, stormed Israel by land and sea, killing over 1,200 people and injuring at least 2,800 more.
Israel, the US, and other nations across the world have branded both Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups.
After Hamas terrorists from the Gaza Strip stormed Israel’s southern border, killing hundreds of civilians, including women, children, and the elderly, on Tuesday, Trump, 77, blamed Israeli and US government officials for the attack by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in the north on Wednesday.
The former president asserted that the public exposure of Israel’s weaknesses by the Biden administration and Israeli authorities was what ultimately sparked Hezbollah’s attack.
“Two nights ago, I read all of Biden’s security people, can you imagine, national defense people, and they said, ‘Gee, I hope Hezbollah doesn’t attack from the north, because that’s the most vulnerable spot.’ I said, ‘Wait a minute.’ You know, Hezbollah is very smart. They’re all very smart.” Trump said during a recent speech.
“They have a national defense minister or somebody saying, ‘I hope Hezbollah doesn’t attack us from the north.’ So the following morning, they attacked,” Trump continued.
“They might not have been doing it, but if you listen to this jerk, you would attack from the north, because he said, ‘That’s our weak spot,’ Whoever heard of officials saying on television that they hope the enemy doesn’t attack in a certain area?” he added.