President Trump has reportedly told senior White House aids that Israel should deny US Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) entry into the country.
Citing three people with direct knowledge of the discussions, Axios reported on Saturday that Trump believes the two lawmakers should be barred from entering Israel based of their outspoken support for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.
Trump’s view on the matter has possibly reached Israel’s Prime Minister, but White House officials have been quick to deny that the president has exerted influence or pressure on Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The Israeli government can do what they want. It’s fake news,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Saturday.
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