“We really appreciate you,” Trump said as he signed off the call, an annual pre-Rosh Hashanah presidential tradition. “We love your country also.”
Earlier, introducing his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who brokered the historic deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain that were signed Tuesday
at the White House, Trump called him “an unbelievable leader for Israel.”
The comments echoed others
he has made in the past
that suggest that American Jews think of themselves as Israelis, including at
a White House Hanukkah party two years ago.