After another historic peace deal on Tuesday between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, Trump said up to nine nations could join the peace agreements with the Jewish state, including Saudi Arabia; plus, more top stories in conservative election politics.
Trump: “Dawn of a new Middle East”
President Trump brokered yet another historic peace agreement in the Middle East on Tuesday, bringing together Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The president declared the event as the “Dawn of a new Middle East.”
One of the most significant parts of the agreement, especially for the Middle Eastern countries engaging in the pact with Israel, the opening up of Islamic holy sites within the Jewish state for Muslims, Fox reported.
President Trump said agreements, known as the “Abraham Accords,” allowing Muslims to visit Islamic holy sites in Israel, would form “the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region.”
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history,” President Trump said as he presided over the ceremony held on the South Lawn of the White House. “After decades of division and conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”
President Trump says up to 9 countries could join the pact with Israel
“We have many other countries [that are] going to be joining us and they’re going to be joining us soon,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn, Daily Wire reported. “We’ll have, I think, I mean I think seven, or eight, or nine. We’re going to have a lot of other countries joining us, including the big ones.”
By “big ones,” President Trump was including a referral to Saudi Arabia.
“I spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia, at the right time I do think they will come in, yes, I do,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “This is a very big and very historic moment.”
Key takeaways from Trump’s town hall on Tuesday
On Tuesday evening, ABC hosted a physically-distanced town hall event with President Donald Trump, moderated by the network’s chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos.
Here are some of the key questions post by Stephanopoulos and audience members, as answered by President Donald Trump.
Stephanopoulos: “Could you have done more to stop it?”
President Trump: “I don’t think so. I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half [million], maybe more than that, lives. I really don’t think so. I think we did a very good job. I don’t know if that’s been recognized.”
2. Stimulus bill
Many questions were asked about another stimulus package.
President Trump replied that he wanted to do another stimulus package but that Democrats were resisting and he believed they were now potentially trying to delay a new stimulus until after the election.
3. Pre-existing conditions and Obamacare
President Trump was asked about his repeal of certain aspects of Obamacare and the problem of insurance companies banning people from purchasing insurance if they have pre-existing conditions.
President Trump replied that Obamacare was too expensive and offered very little to no benefits for some Americans, which is why he ended the mandate requiring all Americans to purchase the insurance. Trump said that his administration is working on a new healthcare plan.
“It’s a total disaster,” President Trump said, referring to Obamacare and the Democrat proposal of socialized medicine. “You’re going to have new health care, and the preexisting condition aspect [coverage] of it will always be in my plan.”