Leah Stern

The Trumps & Netanyahus Go to Dinner: A Double Date to Remember


After a busy day touring the Old City and shaking hands (vigorously) with the who’s who of Israel, one can imagine that all the Trumps wanted to do tonight was kick back and let loose (go on, Melania, you deserve it).

Luckily, they had the best double dinner date in town – joining the Netanyahus at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Jerusalem residence on Balfour Street. Sara and Bibi certainly know how to have a good time (and pay for it), and no expense has been spared: the red carpet has been laid, the bubbly aplenty and no curfew.

Here are all the juicy details of what happened at the Commander in Chief’s house call – right after the signing of the guest book:


Enough with the ketchup on well-done steak… for this week. Since Donald Trump, who has proudly articulated a love of fast food (especially McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Wendy’s; he claims they are ‘guaranteed to be safe from any contaminants’) the hors d’oeuvres were generously sponsored by The Colonel himself. The dining began with Mini Tower Burgers; it’s basically a schnitzel (a nod to the locals), coated in a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, accompanied with a golden hash brown, decadent tasty tomato mustard sauce, crisp lettuce and sweet mayo. (Note that the cheese will be eliminated to adhere to Kosher guidelines.)

Of course this was paired with Sara Netanyahu’s favorite NV Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Rosé. Bibi and Sara know that ‘The Donald’ takes his food very seriously (and even considered duplicating the US President’s red button in the Oval Office – the one, when pushed, summons a butler with a Coke.) Therefore, dinner was Trump’s mother’s famous meatloaf recipe. Martha Stewart was even flown in to make the dish herself. For dessert, both couples took a dip in a pool of pistachio ice cream.


What did President Trump wear tonight? Israelis are known for some bold fashion choices, and like they say, when in Rome (that’s actually on Wednesday, so tonight Trump continued to don his signature dark suit and red power tie). As for the First Lady, Melania skipped the exclusive Karl Lagerfeld white cashmere, and got comfortable in a borrowed piece from Bar Raphaeli’s favorite Hoodies ad.

Disappointingly, it seems Prime Minister Netanyahu ditched his colorist.


Conversation flowed easily, especially since Sara brushed up on her golf knowledge. The prime minister reminisced fondly over the time Jared gave up his teenage bedroom for Bibi when he had once spent a night at the (other) real estate mogul’s home in New Jersey.

The first ladies got a little tipsy and Sara continued to console Melania with regards to who the media hates more. Melania delicately insisted, “you ain’t got nothing on me!”


After-meal entertainment included a special screening of Pretty Woman. Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan was on hand for an intimate Q&A session after. Following the film, both men puffed away on Cohiba Esplendidos while Melania and Sara braided one another’s hair and traded makeup and decorating tips.

The two leaders watched highlights from today’s news coverage to compare their one liners: “unbridled ambition,” “unbreakable bond,” “more than friends…”

The 150-year-old Bible parting gift given to the Trumps by the Netanyahus ended up left behind, but Bibi promised to drop it off at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Boca residence next month (rumor is there’s a membership in the works). Melania didn’t leave empty handed — she and Sara traded friendship bracelets and swore to remain B.F.F.s.

The evening ended with a goodnight kiss; after all, who would hesitate to return an amicable smooch with great friends? (Just watch out Bibi – some world leaders kiss and tell…)

As the First Couple headed out the door, Bibi grabbed Donald for one more embrace, drew a heart-shaped red line, and whispered, “Together, we will defeat the evils of the world together,” as Sara leaned over to her American counterpart and added, “while we holiday in the Caribbean.”

This satire piece is at least how we imagined it going down. Co Authored by Liz Cohen, writer

About the Author
Leah is Partner, Head of Global Communications at OurCrowd, Israel's most active venture investor and one of the world's leading online venture investing platforms. With over 20 years of experience in planning and executing communication strategies for fast-growing tech companies across multiple sectors, Leah is passionate about helping startups tell their stories and reach their target audiences. As a PR expert, Leah has successfully delivered thousands of media placements in top broadcast and print media in over 150 countries, working closely with the CEO and the portfolio companies. Leah also founded Stern Power PR in 2017, a boutique PR agency that delivers focused and impactful communication solutions for global startups from seed to exit. Previously, Leah served as an investor relations consultant, a PR and social media officer at the Israeli Embassy in Rome, and a journalist for various media outlets, including CNN and The Jerusalem Post.