At a private event for Orthodox Jewish donors, President Donald Trump received a blessing from a rabbi and joked that if he lands on hard times in the United States he could become Israel’s prime minister.
The fundraiser, held Tuesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Manhattan, featured a packed room of Trump supporters who chanted “Four more years!” as Trump took the podium, according to video of the event. Before speaking, Trump was blessed by Rabbi Y.Y. Jacobson.
“Blessed are you, our lord, king of the universe, that you have shared of your glory and love and compassion with a human being who maintains the honor of every innocent person and Jew, thank you, amen,” Jacobson said.
Trump then said he had an approval rating of 98 percent in Israel and quipped that “If anything happens here, I’m taking a trip over to Israel. I’ll be prime minister.”
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