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The move came as Israel reversed course and said it was barring the pair from entering the country on a planned visit this weekend.

President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that he had spoken with Israeli officials about the planned visit of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to the country this weekend, just hours after Israel announced they had reversed course and would prohibit the pair from entering the country.

“I don’t want to comment about who I spoke to, but I think my social media statement pretty well speaks for itself,” Trump told reporters as he traveled from his summer getaway in New Jersey to New Hampshire for a campaign rally. “But I did speak to people over there.”

Trump began the day by tweeting in favor of banning the congresswoman from visiting Israel.

“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning. “They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!” Read more

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The move came as Israel reversed course and said it was barring the pair from entering the country on a planned visit this weekend.

The move came as Israel reversed course and said it was barring the pair from entering the country on a planned visit this weekend.

The move came as Israel reversed course and said it was barring the pair from entering the country on a planned visit this weekend.

The move came as Israel reversed course and said it was barring the pair from entering the country on a planned visit this weekend.