People around the world are celebrating the Trump administration’s recent successes in brokering Middle East peace deals, so much so that President Donald Trump has received two nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. And, then we have House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
On Friday, Pelosi voiced the preposterous notion that Trump’s historic accomplishments in the Middle East are a mere “distraction” from the coronavirus pandemic.
Pelosi made the remarks during an interview with CNN, where host Wolf Blitzer asked her, “How much credit do you give the President of the United States for these peace agreements?”
“Well, hopefully they won’t—hopefully they will beneficial [sic] to the region,” Pelosi responded.
She continued: “We’ve been waiting for a very long time for the president’s proposal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement that honored the two-state solution. It was coming in two weeks, it was coming in two months, it was coming in six months—it still hasn’t come in any way that has brought peace.”
Clearly, Pelosi doesn’t intend to give Trump any credit for the peace deals. But then she took her criticism a step farther.
Just “a distraction”
Pelosi went on to claim that the Middle East peace deals made by President Trump are nothing more than “a distraction” from the coronavirus…
“So, good for him for having a distraction on a day when the numbers of people who are affected and the numbers of people who are dying from this virus only increases,” Pelosi said.
Clearly, Pelosi is still flustered from not getting her own way on the latest coronavirus stimulus package. Senate Democrats, on Thursday, struck down the latest proposal from their Republican colleagues, still trying to pressure the GOP to give into their multi-trillion-dollar wishlist.
This is the only explanation that we can come up with for Pelosi’s remarks because the recent Middle East peace deals were obviously much, much more than “a distraction.”
The art of the deal
President Trump made history in mid-August when he announced that his administration brokered a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), normalizing relations between the two countries.