In a bold statement during the Florida Freedom Summit, former President Donald Trump claimed that the conflict between Israel and Hamas would not have occurred had he been in office.
Trump, who is leading the polls for the 2024 Republican presidential primary, addressed the state Republican Party's Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Florida, with a focus on the global impact of the 2020 presidential election.
The Impact of Elections on Global Conflicts
Trump suggested that the outcome of the 2020 election had life-or-death consequences on a global scale. He argued that if the election had not been "rigged," not only would the attack by Hamas on Israel last month have been averted, but also millions of lives in global conflicts, like those in Ukraine and Israel, would have been spared.
This is reported by Newsweek.
The former president's claims that the 2020 presidential election was "rigged" have led to significant legal challenges.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused him of conspiring to overturn the election results, which they argue led to the deadly January 6, 2021, insurrection in Washington, D.C. Trump has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, dismissing the indictments as a "witch hunt" against him.
Trump's Stance on Israel's Safety During His Term
In his speech, Trump reiterated his belief that he had kept Israel safe during his presidency, a claim he has made repeatedly. He stated that under his administration, America, Israel, and the world were secure, and any threat to American lives was met with a strong response.
It's not the first time that Trump has made a bold statement. He has repeatedly claimed that if he were president, the war between Ukraine and Putin would stop immediately. However, he has not wished to reveal how the war would be stopped.
Casualties of the Ongoing Conflict
The war in the Middle East has resulted in significant casualties, with more than 1,400 people in Israel and over 9,400 Palestinians in Gaza killed, as reported by the Associated Press.
This restructured article focuses on the primary aspect of Trump's claim regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict and provides a concise overview of the related issues and controversies.
Watch Trump's speech below