When Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election, the big question that followed was over who he would surround himself with in the White House. As Trump continues to finalize his cabinet and administration, critics have been quick to lash out.

Moore on Trump

One of the most outspoken critics of President-elect Donald Trump has been liberal filmmaker Michael Moore. As a prominent voice on the political left for decades, Moore has never held back his views about the former host of "The Apprentice." Earlier this week, Moore pleaded for Trump to pay attention to intelligence briefings, stating that he could "get us killed." On Thursday night, it was announced that Trump had selected bankruptcy attorney David Friedman to become the new ambassador to Israel.

Backlash quickly followed over the selection, which was also seen on Moore's Twitter account on December 15.

While Michael Moore is known for his lengthy discussions, the award-winning filmmaker was quick and to the point in his thoughts over David Friedman becoming the newest United States ambassador. "Goodbye, Peace," Moore tweeted out, while linking to the New York Times article titled "Trump Chooses Right Wing Hard-Liner as Ambassador to Israel."

Critics of David Friedman point to the fact that he has no diplomatic experience, while harboring hard right-wing view points.

Friedman is an Orthodox Jew and is an opponent of the two-state solution in regards to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Friedman also lives part time in Israel, and wants to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Friedman controversy

One of the biggest controversies surrounding David Friedman stem from comments he made while contributing to "Arutz Sheva," a top Israeli news site.

In his column, Friedman referred to American Jews as "kapos," the term given to Jews who helped Nazis in World War 2, while aiding them in the Holocaust. Progressive Jewish groups in the United States have expressed outrage over Friedman's appointment, with "The New Israel Fund" referring to his political views as representing the "extreme fringe," while promoting opinions that are "appalling" to the majority of Americans Jews.

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