I don't need to read up on how much financial help Israel received from US taxpayers via Congress. But they are also not a colony of the United States doing our bidding.
I like this line from Maher "
"And Congresswoman Omar has said things like, 'It's all about the Benjamins,' 'Israel has hypnotized the world,' 'May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.' She apologized for it, but it's out there,"
Is it any wonder they took Trump's bait and kept them out?
Clearly not allowing such an antagonistic person in makes sense. We can disagree.
I will say that I am more anti-Israel and their policies towards the Palestinians myself. Trump is always touting that countries should do more and take less aid from the US, but Israel doesn't seem to be in this category.