Biden: Trump's Peace Deal Between Israel and the Arab States Was An 'Accident'
Former Vice President attempts to downplay Trump's achievements
Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Donald Trump's historic peace deal between Israel and several Arab states was done so “accidentally.”
“I think Trump is going to accidentally do something positive here, in terms of this issue of … other Arab states” making peace and establishing normal relations with Israel, Biden said.
Biden made the remarks during a fundraiser hosted by the far-left J Street organization, reported by The Times of Israel.
The former Vice President argued earlier that Trump had “put Israel in danger" because he had withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal, and the Iranian regime was enriching uranium.
But Iran had never intended to suspend its nuclear program, as an intelligence trove revealed in 2018.
The deal allowed it to resume its work after 10 years.
Democrats scrambled downplaying Trump's achievements with brokering yet another peace agreement between Israel and an Arab nation, most recently Bahrain.
The first deal was with United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is building “full normalization” with the Jewish state before formalizing an agreement at the White House later this month.
The Trump administration also brokered a deal between Kosovo and Israel.
Earlier this week, Chad, a majority-Muslim nation, announced it would be putting an embassy in Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia also announced it will now allow Israeli commercial flights above its airspace.
When the Palestinian Authority attempted to convince the Arab League to denounce the UAE’s peace deal, they refused.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the deal was just a “distraction” from Trump administration, who she claimed are trying to take attention away 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.
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
Liberal pundit Matthew Yglesias tweeted:
“It’s kind of hilarious that Jared [Kushner] has f*cked up all kinds of things but has, in fact, successfully brokered diplomatic breakthroughs in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
The key was to just give up on trying to resolve anything and just give carte blanche to all kinds of terrible people, while setting the country on course for a pointless conflict with Iran.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 11, 2020
The Orb knows. pic.twitter.com/21BeuHK9aE