Trump: 'Too bad' Israel headed for new elections

US President expresses regret Israeli leaders failed to reach agreement to form coalition, calls Netanyahu a 'great guy.'


Donald Trump
Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was sorry to see Israel forced into an election rerun, after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition.

"It's too bad what happened in Israel," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. "It looked like a total win for Netanyahu," he said, praising the Israeli leader as a "great guy."

"They're back in the election stage. That is too bad."