President Trump told top Republican donors that if he ran for Prime Minister of Israel he would get 98 percent in the polls, according to a report published on Sunday. Axios journalist Jonathan Swan wrote that Trump made the unusual comment during an off-the-record gathering of the Republican National Committee in Florida.
“Trump said if he could run to be prime minister of Israel, he’d be at 98% in the polls, according to three sources who were there,” Swan wrote. Trump has proved widely popular in Israel, but not at a level close to the number he reportedly mentioned. Several public opinion polls from the past two years have shown that approximately two-thirds of Israelis have a favorable view of him.