U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump refers to Chancellor Angela Merkel as the “person who is ruining Germany” in a tweet criticizing Time Magazine for choosing the German leader as its “Person of the Year.”
INTERNET (DECEMBER 10, 2015) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday (December 10) postponed his trip to Israel amid a controversy over his comments about temporarily barring Muslims from entering the United States.
Trump announced the decision in a post on his Twitter feed and said he would plan to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “at a later date after I become president of the U.S.”
Trump later told Fox News he decided to postpone the trip because he didn’t want to put pressure on Netanyahu, who faced calls from Israeli politicians to call off the planned Dec. 28 meeting.
Netanyahu had rejected Trump’s comments about Muslims but said he would still meet with Trump.
The decision comes just days after Trump provoked an international uproar by calling for Muslims, including would-be immigrants, students and tourists, to be blocked from entering the United States after last week’s deadly shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized
Trump didn’t mince words on Wednesday (December 9) regarding his thoughts on Time Magazine’s decision to choose German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year.”
“I told you Time Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite. They picked person who is ruining Germany,” he wrote.
On Thursday (December 10), Trump continued tweeting about U.S. allies, this time focusing on the UK.
“The United Kingdom is trying hard to disguise their massive Muslim problem. Everybody is wise to what is happening, very sad! Be honest.” Trump wrote in a tweet.