In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she believed President Trump’s efforts in securing historic peace deals in the Middle East was a “distraction.”
“How much credit do you give the President of the United States for these peace agreements?” Blitzer asked.
“Well, hopefully they won’t—hopefully they will be beneficial to the region,” Pelosi responded. “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.”
“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
President Trump has been recently nominated twice for a Nobel Peace Prize because of his efforts in securing these peace deals. According to the New York Post, Trump “has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time this week — this time for brokering a historic peace deal between Serbia and breakaway republic Kosovo… The deal came on the heels of another agreement brokered a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates — the first normalization of relations between Israel and an Arab nation in decades.”