Interior Minister Aryeh Deri of Shas said that Trump’s election as president in the US will lessen the influence of Reform Jewry in Eretz Yisroel.
“It is too early to discuss the immediate repercussions of Trump’s election as United States president,” he said. “But there is no doubt that we must thank Hashem. All the desecrators of the covenant and impersonators of Judaism who wished to take control of Eretz Yisroel and introduce their destructive reforms received the blow they deserved.
“Their influence and their great threat to us came from their support for the United States administration,” Deri added. “They realize that they have lost this power today. We be’ezras Hashem can continue to strengthen the traditional religion and Judaism we received from previous generations. Many Jews said during the past few days that if such a miracle occurred, it must be that the days of the Moshiach have come.”