President-elect Donald Trump and his deputy Mike Pence are true friends of Israel in the US, the top Israeli diplomat in America has said. “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel. We have no doubt that vice-president-elect Mike Pence is a true friend of Israel, he was one of Israel’s greatest friends in the Congress, one of the most pro-Israel governors in the country,” Israeli ambassador to the US Ron Dermer told reporters Thursday at the Trump Towers in New York.
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“We look forward to working with the Trump administration, with all of the members of the Trump administration, including Steve Bannon, and making the US-Israel alliance stronger than ever,” Dermer said in response to a question with the Trump Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway standing on his side.
It was not clear if Dermer met the president-elect. Meanwhile, Trump in a series of tweets said Ford Motor company has informed him that it would not be moving its plant to Mexico.
“Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky – no Mexico,” Trump said in his first tweet. “I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!” he said in his second tweet. It was one of the major election issue for Trump.