Trump Celebrates 'Historic' Middle East Peace Deal
On Tuesday, President Trump celebrated a "historic day for peace in the Middle East," as he welcomed leaders from the region for the signing of a peace deal between Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Trump said leaders of each country would be at the White House to "sign landmark deals that no one thought was possible."
The President also promised there will be "more countries to follow."
Trump said in his remarks at the signing event on Tuesday, "We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East."
"Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity," he added.
Trump also said, “The people of the Middle East will no longer allow hatred of Israel to be fomented as an excuse for radicalism or extremism, so important, and they’ll no longer allow the great destiny of their region to be denied."
This is a big deal. A Middle East peace agreement of this type is something many presidents before Trump have tried and failed.
Could you imagine the media reaction of President Obama had brokered this deal?
Don't expect President Trump to receive the same adoration.
Under this agreement, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, and begin to work together as partners.
"They are friends," the President announced.
Where is Donald Trump's Nobel Peace Prize? Perhaps Barack Obama would like to lend his unearned Nobel to the current occupant of the White House?
Prior to the agreement being announced with Bahrain, President Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to deescalate worldwide conflicts.
"As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game-changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity," wrote Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament.
Bahrain followed shortly thereafter.