As reported by TimesofIsrael
Yair Netanyahu met with a senior staffer for US President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on a visit to the US capital this week.
On Thursday, Netanyahu met with Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser for the president’s 2020 bid and a former campaign spokeswoman for Trump in 2016, when she was known for her fiery and combative interviews with cable television anchors.
“It’s so great to have our friend Yair Netanyahu in town,” Pierson tweeted alongside a picture of the 27-year-old son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one of Trump’s closest allies among international leaders.
Pierson did not respond to a request for comment on the meeting.
During his trip to the United States, the younger Netanyahu also met with the Advanced Security Training Institute (ASTI), a non-profit organization that provides security and emergency response training based on Israeli techniques to US law enforcement, medical personnel and other groups.
A Washington-based communications specialist, Elise Rhodes, tweeted a photo of herself with Netanyahu at a Thursday night ASTI event.
Netanyahu also met with Hunter Pollack, a student at Florida State University whose sister Meadow was killed in the Parkland school shooting.
“Today I met with Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu,” Pollack tweeted. “He shared with me the strategies that Israel uses to protect their schools. Israel will always be America’s greatest ally!
Today I met with Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israel Prime Minister @netanyahu.
He shared with me the strategies that Israel uses to protect their schools.
Israel will always be America’s greatest ally! pic.twitter.com/gsCtoY1hGO
— Hunter Pollack (@PollackHunter) June 7, 2019