WASHINGTON — President Trump blasted Joe Biden for trying to claim credit for his historic Israel-UAE peace deal after the Democratic nominee said the peace accord came from the “efforts of multiple administrations.”
“This is something we’ve been working very hard on and I see sleepy Joe tried to claim credit for it and I’m trying to figure out how that one works,” Trump told reporters at a White House briefing, using one of his favored taunts for his opponent.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced they had brokered a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates which will pave the way for full normalization of relations between the two Middle Eastern countries.
Biden praised the “welcome, brave, and badly-needed act of statesmanship” and claimed he and former President Barack Obama cleared the path for Trump.
“The coming together of Israel and Arab states builds on the efforts of multiple administrations to foster a broader Arab-Israeli opening, including the efforts of the Obama-Biden administration to build on the Arab Peace Initiative,” he said.
But Trump on Friday ripped the Obama-Biden administration on their foreign policy record, particularly their Iran policies which included giving cash payments to the rogue nation.
“What he did is they made a terrible deal with Iran and the deal was a horror show and I ended it,” Trump said. “They got nothing from that deal except trouble. They did nothing.”
“Just like they’ve been weak on China, they’ve been weak on Russia, they’ve been weak on everyone and they were the weakest of all on Iran,” he said.
Trump said the deal was done by his hardworking team, not Biden’s, and took a hit at the former veep’s mental acuity.
“That was a great deal made by very talented people that work with me and it’s been praised all over the world,” the president said.
“What you’ll see now is other countries will come into that deal and you’ll have peace in the Middle East, and Biden doesn’t even know, he doesn’t even know the name of the countries I’m talking about,” he said.
Source: New York Post
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