(WCBSTV). Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who recently criticized President Barack Obama, saying he was soft on Israel, has now, in the view of some, done a “180″ and is praising the president on CBS 2 with John Slattery on Wednesday.
“I’m not an enemy of President Obama. I like him, always have, campaigned for him, But the fact is I want him to change his position.”
“I said I wanted to send a message. Don’t take the Jewish vote for granted. I think I did send that message.”
When asked if thinks he’s done a 180 on the subject and on his support of the president, Koch said, “I know I haven’t” to each.
“I think his speech was excellent. I applaud it and hope he will go further."