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Trump resumes busy schedule of meetings

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 3:46 AM
Donald Trump


PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):

United States President-elect Donald Trump is resuming his busy schedule of meetings following a brief lull for the holidays.

Trump first met with David Rubenstein, head of investment firm Carlyle Group, and was also scheduled to meet yesterday with a number of medical professionals.

They include: Mayo Clinic chief executive John Noseworthy; the head of Johns Hopkins medical centre, Paul Rothman; the head of the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove; and Partners Healthcare chief executive David Torchiana.

Trump also is meeting with Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Meanwhile, Trump said America cannot let Israel be treated with "such total disdain and disrespect."

The president-elect wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that Israel "used to have a great friend in the US, but ... not anymore."

Trump said the Iran nuclear deal under the Obama administration was "the beginning of the end" and then came the vote in the United Nations condemning the building of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

He told Israel to "stay strong" because he will be in office soon.

Trump's comments come amid growing tensions between the US and Israel following the UN vote.