During the shocking terrorist attacks in Israel, Jennifer Griffin, a Fox News expert, criticized former President Donald Trump for saying bad things about Vice President Joe Biden.
Saturday morning, news came out of a huge rocket attack from Gaza and strikes on border towns in the south of the country by Hamas fighters. People say the attack was very well planned and had never been seen before. Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, says it has declared war on his country.
Trump said that Biden was behind the threats in a speech that came out early Saturday morning:
These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force. Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration. We brought so much peace to the Middle East through the Abraham Accords, only to see Biden whittle it away at a far more rapid pace than anyone thought possible. Here we go again.
Neil Cavuto asked Griffin what she thought on Saturday’s Cavuto Live on Fox News Channel. Griffin shot down Trump’s attack and was about to say that he had lost his “focus” when Cavuto cut her off to give Trey Yingst an update:
NEIL CAVUTO: Last thing I’ll leave you with is a comment from former President Trump. He just put out a statement.” These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force. Sadly, American taxpayer dollars help fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden administration, which brought so much peace to the Middle East through the Abraham Accords, only to see Biden whittle it away at a far more rapid base than anyone thought possible. Here we go again.”
I’ve been reading a number of others have been talking to the $6 billion in frozen funds that was unfrozen, you know, in order to sort of get the hostages out and get a better relations, maybe return to an accord. But this is coming up again and again, and that Iran has played a role here. And maybe some of this money was playing a role here. What are you hearing?
JENNIFER GRIFFIN: Well, I think, first of all, Neil, I think you have to push back on some of the statements that that statement from former President Trump. It is an exaggeration to suggest that that there is any evidence that that any of the money that was released as part of that hostage deal– that a lot of that money was tied up in, you know, in goods.
What I would say is that Iran has been funding Hamas across four presidents. And so you you it goes back through the entire when I was based there, again, back in in from 1999 to 2007 is Iran was funding Hamas.
That has not slowed or changed over the years and it’s not one administration or the next who has who has been able to to stem the flow of that money to Hamas.
What is different is the fact that usually Israel has enough intelligence and and accurate predictions and they carry out a lot of strikes in the Gaza Strip to to destroy factories where these rockets are being made. But I think we right now, the focus should be on supporting…
NEIL CAVUTO: All right, Jennifer, thank you. We had some breaking news with Trey.