Haim Saban calls Trump a ‘clown’ and ‘dangerous’

Marcy Oster

Donald Trump speaking at a caucus night watch party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 23, 2016. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Donald Trump speaking at a caucus night watch party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 23, 2016. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(JTA) — American-Israel billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban called Republican front running candidate Donald Trump a “clown” who is “dangerous.”

Saban told Israel’s Channel 2 in an interview aired Saturday night in answer to the question of whether or not Trump is dangerous for Israel that Trump is “dangerous for the world, and since Israel is part of the world, therefore he’s dangerous for Israel.”

Saban said the Republicans are in a “janana,” which means craziness in Arabic.

“They don’t understand what is happening to them, and they woke up to it too late,” he explained. “We now see a very serious campaign underway to stop the tsunami called Donald Trump. Will it succeed? Nobody knows.”

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Saban also called Trump “unpredictable,” and that his position on Israel is “unknown.”

“It’s hard to know what he is thinking. One day he’ll give an interview to an Israeli newspaper and say ‘you’ve never had such a friend in the White House as you will when I become president.’ The next day they ask him about the Middle East and he says, ‘I’m neutral. I’m the UN. I won’t involve myself. You just don’t know with him, every day it’s something else,’” he said.

Saban said of Hillary Clinton that: “if you believe in a two-state solution, Hillary Clinton will be excellent for Israel, will be excellent for the Middle East, will be excellent for the world, and will be excellent for the United States.” Saban has donated more than $2 million to the Clinton campaign, and has been for years one of her principal backers.

Saban, who lives in the United States and also holds Israeli citizenship, has a net worth of $3.6 billion as of February, according to Forbes.

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