Last night Israel held elections to determine the country’s next prime minister, a seat that incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu has held onto for more than 13 years.
But things don’t seem to be going his way. Local papers report that the longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history is trailing his competitor, centrist Benny Gantz, by one seat as of early Wednesday afternoon (Eastern Time).
US President Trump made his first comments about the still-too-close-to-call parliamentary elections in Israel Wednesday in California, reiterating that the U.S. relationship is “with Israel” and would continue whether or not Benjamin Netanyahu remains as Prime Minister.
REPORTER: Have you spoken to Netanyahu?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I have not. those results are coming in and it’s very close. Do you have any updates? Any updates? You people usually should know before the president, right?