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Trump to AIPAC: It Was ‘Very Dangerous’ Being Israel Parade Marshal, ‘I Took the Risk’

vlcsnap-2016-03-21-19h33m46s167Unlike the other presidential candidates attending the AIPAC Policy Conference Monday– Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and John KasichDonald Trump didn’t exactly have any pro-Israel legislative achievements to tout. So instead he turned to something else entirely: that time he was a parade marshal.

“In Spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the Grand Marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the single largest gathering in support of the Jewish state,” Trump noted.

“It was a very dangerous time for Israel and frankly for anyone supporting Israel,” he continued. “Many people turned down this honor. I did not. I took the risk and I’m glad I did.”

According to casualty figures, 142 Israelis were killed in suicide attacks in 2004. No Salute to Israel Parade marshal has ever been targeted.

 

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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