Democrats were trying to downplay President Donald Trump’s efforts of establishing peace in the Middle East. The president has brokered several historic peace deals in the Middle East within the past month.
The most recent peace deal that the Trump administration secured was on Friday, Sept. 11, between Israel and Bahrain.
In August, at President Trump’s request, Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to “full normalization of relations.”
Earlier this month, President Trump oversaw the signing of an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo that includes Kosovo recognizing Israel and Serbia agreeing to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time this week for his role in brokering the peace deals. He was nominated by a member of the Norwegian Parliament on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and by a member of the Swedish Parliament on Friday.
However, Democrats didn’t mince words in downplaying the news.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden acknowledged that making these peace deals in the Middle East was a positive development, but he said the president was “accidentally” doing that.
“I think Trump is going to accidentally do something positive here, in terms of this issue of … other Arab states,” establishing normal relations with Israel, Biden said during a virtual fundraiser hosted by the liberal, pro-Israel lobby, J Street, as quoted by the Times of Israel.
On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) discredited President Trump’s role in securing these peace agreements. She said it was nothing more than “a distraction” from his handling of the Chinese Communist Party Virus (coronavirus) pandemic, reported the Daily Caller.
“Well, hopefully, they won’t—hopefully they will beneficial [sic] to the region,” Pelosi told CNN’s, Wolf Blitzer. “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.”
“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.”
Wolf Blitzer: “How much credit do you give the president for these peace agreements?”@SpeakerPelosi: “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.” pic.twitter.com/uanVmNPlNd
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 11, 2020