Earlier today the presidential candidates spoke at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington D.C.

Several of them took the stage, expressing their support for Israel and sharing stories from their trips to the nation state.

But fireworks ensued when frontrunners of both parties – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – addressed the crowd.

Donald Trump began his speech using the same outsider tone that’s made him such a success with disenfranchised voters.

Good evening. I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and  true friend of Israel.  I am a newcomer to politics but not to backing the Jewish state.

I didnt come here tonight to pander to you about Israel.  Thats what politicians do: all talk, no action. I came here to speak to you about where I stand on the future of American relations with our strategic ally, our unbreakable friendship, and our cultural brother, the only democracy in the Middle East,  the State of Israel.

Trumps infamous candor was met favorably by the attendees, but it was his more polished policy stances – presented as a three part plan – that garnered several standing ovations from a majority of the crowd.

A focal point of Trump’s speech was the Obama Administration’s flawed Iran deal:

My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran. I have been in business a long time. I know deal-making and let me tell you, this deal is catastrophic for America, for Israel, and for the whole Middle East.

The problem here is fundamental. We have rewarded the worlds leading state sponsor of terror with $150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.

Hillary had spoken earlier in the day and peppered her speech with veiled attacks towards Trump, alluding to past remarks he had made about being less involved in the Middle East.

Yes, we need steady hands, not a president who says hes neutral on Monday, pro-Israel on Tuesday, and who knows what on Wednesday, because everythings negotiable.

But in true Trump fashion, his remarks were far from veiled.

…former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is a total disaster, by the way. She and President Obama have treated  Israel very, very badly.

He elaborated on the failed Iran policies of Obama and Hillary Clinton:

You see, what President Obama gets wrong about deal making is that he constantly applies pressure to our friends and rewards our enemies. That pattern, practiced by the President and his administration, including former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has repeated itself over and over and has done nothing but embolden those who hate America.

He also handed blistering remarks to the United Nations for working on a resolution concerning Israel and Palestine:

Let me be clear: An agreement imposed by the UN would be a total and complete disaster…The United Nations is not a friend of democracy. Its not a friend to freedom. Its not a friend even to the United States of America, where as all know, it has its home. And it surely isnt a friend to Israel…When Im president, believe me, I will veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state.
The statements highlight a turning point for the Trump campaign and are certainly the result of him hiring a seasoned team of foreign policy experts.

For months, pundits and other presidential hopefuls have slammed Trump as being all show and no substance, stating that “The Donald” has little to no actual intentions on following through.

Trump closed his speech promising that he would, …move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem and further confirmed his support of Israel saying, …we will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel.