Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter and told a few LGBTQ people to to Israel and negotiate with Palestinian and Hamas leadership.
I think these people should go to Israel and negotiate with Palestinian and Hamas leadership. I’m sure they’ll be taken seriously and not thrown off of the rooftops!
I think these people should go to Israel and negotiate with Palestinian and Hamas leadership. I’m sure they’ll be taken seriously and not thrown off of the rooftops! pic.twitter.com/2uKY1mUq1l
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 9, 2023
According to Mediaite, Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced backlash and later deleted a statement on social media that called for a cease-fire in Israel amid the ongoing conflict with Hamas. In the statement, Blinken mentioned speaking with the Turkish Foreign Minister and encouraging Turkey’s advocacy for a cease-fire and the release of all hostages held by Hamas.
The post was met with criticism from various quarters, with some arguing that it implied Israel should not continue its military response to the violence perpetrated by Hamas, including mass murder, rape, and kidnapping of Israeli civilians.
Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) criticized the Biden Administration for urging a cease-fire once Israel indicated it was going on the offensive, asserting Israel’s right to respond to acts of terror.
Ed Morrissey from HotAir commented on the statement, calling it “utter cowardice” and drawing a parallel with the hypothetical situation of calling for a cease-fire after the Pearl Harbor attack.
Mike Doran from the Hudson Institute criticized the notion of a cease-fire while Israel was mobilizing for war, drawing a comparison to the United States’ response after 9/11.
Ben Shapiro argued against attempts to “both sides” the conflict or insert historical context, emphasizing the importance of not calling for a cease-fire at this stage.
Noah Pollak, a contributor to the Washington Free Beacon, expressed shock and disapproval of the Biden administration’s call for a cease-fire, describing it as “disgusting and heartless.”