On Thursday, President Trump dropped a bombshell, which, if it pans out, will surely lock up his re-election.
If all goes according to plan, Trump confirmed that he has decided to reveal his Middle East peace plan this coming Tuesday.
Donald Trump has had some pretty impressive accomplishments during his very brief political career. During his first term, he was able to toss out the outdated NAFTA agreement and replace it with the USMCA deal.
More recently, Trump was able to get China to come to the table and sign Phase One of a major trade deal with the United States. Phase Two is expected to be negotiated in the upcoming months.
While nothing substantial has come from it yet, Trump at least has an ongoing dialogue with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. With any luck, if Trump is re-elected, we may see the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Now, Trump is going to try to do what has been the impossible task for decades of U.S. politicians: Obtaining peace in the Middle East. Trump said that his long-awaited plan will likely be released prior to the scheduled White House meeting with Israeli leaders on Tuesday.
Bringing Palestine to the table
The biggest challenge Trump will have is to get Palestine to even sit down at the peace talks table.
Since Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017, Palestine has refused to sit down with this administration. Democrats have railed against Trump on this very subject, saying he has hurt chances of establishing peace in the Middle East.
Apparently, Trump is to blame for the fact Israel and Palestine have been at each other’s throats since the beginning of time and every president before him has failed to broker a peace treaty.
Moving forward, Trump believes that eventually, Palestine will see the benefits of coming back to the table. About his proposal, Trump stated, “They have a lot of incentive to do it. I’m sure they maybe will react negatively at first, but it’s actually very positive for them.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has always been an advocate for Trump, so he will more than likely push to make this happen. Trump does realize this is a difficult task, acknowledging, “I’d love to be able to do that deal. They say that’s the hardest of all deals.”
Well, “they” are correct, but if it does happen, it would secure Trump’s legacy as one of the most influential presidents in our history. So Dems can post that right next to their impeachment and see how history judges both sides.