2024 ELECTION/ISRAEL/JOE BIDEN: “The White House on Thursday condemned former President Donald Trump for describing Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group, as ‘very smart.’

In a statement, White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates said that although it doesn’t typically comment on the 2024 presidential race, Trump’s remarks were ‘dangerous and unhinged.’ […]

In remarks at a Club 47 event in West Palm Beach, Trump blamed President Joe Biden for the deadly Israel-Hamas war by baselessly claiming that the Biden administration had funded the attacks with the $6 billion in oil revenue it recently unfroze as a result of a prisoner exchange with Iran, which has historically funded both Hamas and Hezbollah.”

-Summer Concepcion, Katherine Koretski and Peter Alexander, “White House condemns Trump for calling Hezbollah ‘very smart’ amid Israel-Hamas war,” nbcnews.com, October 12, 2023