as well as absolutely stunning day for the White House, Israel, the Arab peace coalition as well as the larger international community as peace begins to settle across the middle-east. Incredible.
President Trump holds an oval office meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as takes questions via the press pool. [Video as well as Transcript Below]
[Transcript] – PRESIDENT TRUMP: (A ceremonial gold key will be presented.) of which was a special token of affection, given by myself as well as the First Lady to the Prime Minister as well as the First Lady of Israel. as well as of which’s a key — we call of which a key to the White House. as well as of which’s a key to our country as well as to our hearts. as well as you’ve been an amazing leader for a long period of time. as well as of which will be — of which will be, in many respects, the big day, because of which will be something of which’s very special.
We just left UAE as well as Bahrain. We’re going to meet outside in a ceremony. as well as of which’s just a very important event. as well as of which’s an honor to have you with us, Bibi. Thank you very much.
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Thank you, Mr. President. as well as I have said — as well as of which will be true — of which you contain the key to the hearts of the people of Israel because of all the great things you’ve done for the Jewish State as well as the Jewish people. So, thank you. Thank you.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Fantastic. as well as we look forward to being outside.
Q Mr. President —
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes, please. Anybody?
Q Mr. President, of which will be a great event — of which will be a great event as well as these are tremendous achievements. Can you — we know of which Israel will be getting a lot. What will be Israel giving back just for of which —
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: of which will be the Israeli press of which wants to chip away at of which.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I think what, truly, Israel will be getting — I think what Israel will be getting as well as what we’re all getting, although what Israel will be getting more than anything else will be peace. They’re going to have peace. As you know, UAE — United Arab Emirates — will be a great warring nation, a very powerful nation inside region. as well as they very much wanted to do of which. Mohammed will be a tremendous leader, like Bibi will be a tremendous leader. as well as of which was important to have them first very early.
as well as, you know, the relationship will be fantastic. as well as a lot of people are surprised to see of which. as well as, as you know, we have Bahrain as well as we have many nations ready to follow. Many nations.
Q will be Saudi Arabia going to be next?
Q Can you name them?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I can’t — no, not currently, I won’t. although you’ll see. We’ll be signing up some other nations. as well as these are very strong agreements. These are very strong. of which will be truly peace. of which will be serious peace. as well as so I think what Israel gets — the most important thing of which they’re getting, by far, will be peace.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Excuse me, one at a time, please.
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Pick the some other one.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Who? Which one?
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: See the woman inside white? The woman inside white.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: inside white. Go ahead.
Q Yes. Thank you. Lital via Channel 20. will be of which possible to know which countries will be following the Emirates?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we’ll be announce- —
Q Will of which be Saudi? Maybe Oman?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, we’re very far down the road with about all 5 countries, all 5 additional countries. Frankly, I think we could have had them here today. We thought, out of respect, UAE — they deserved of which. as well as Bahrain came immediately after. They truly wanted to do of which. although we’ll have at least all 5 or six countries coming along very quickly, as well as we’re already talking to them.
as well as they want to see peace. You know, they’ve been fighting for a long time. They’re tired. They’re warring countries, although they’re tired. They’re tired of fighting. as well as so you’re going to be seeing further announcements.
of which will be a — you know, of which’s a very big day. I guess they said — so there were two countries, over a 72-year period, as well as we did one more two. as well as these are great countries. We did one more two in one month.
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Twenty-nine days.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: although you’ll — although you’re going to see — you’re going to see a lot of very great activity. of which’s going to be peace inside Middle East.
Q Mr. President, will you promote the F-35 deal even if Israel objected?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Say of which?
Q Will you promote the F-35 deal even if Israel objected?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, we going — we’re going to work of which out. We’ll work of which out. of which’s — of which’s going to be an easy thing.
as well as, you know, we’ve fought with UAE four times — four different wars. They’ve been very, very loyal to us. as well as we have a better relationship with them currently than we ever had inside past. In fact, inside past, of which was very strained. We have a very not bad relationship with them. Yeah, we’ll — all of of which works out. of which’s going to be very easy to work out.
Q Mr. President, should Israel feel less isolated today than they were of which last week? as well as, Mr. Prime Minister, maybe you can answer of which question, as well.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I think Israel will be not isolated anymore because, I can tell you, we contain the two countries, plus you had one more two, as you know, via many, many years ago. as well as currently you have a situation where many of the countries — as well as I can actually say “most” of the countries, although many of the countries inside Middle East want to sign of which deal.
as well as I think when of which happens, hopefully after the election — because I truly believe Iran wants to make a deal. They’ve had a very tough time. Their GDP will be down 27 percent because of the sanctions as well as all of the some other things. as well as I don’t want of which to happen. I don’t want — I want Iran to be a great country, a great nation. I think of which would likely be a wonderful thing.
although I think — as well as I’ve even said of which. I’ve said of which the representatives of them: “You should wait to see the election, first.” There will be nothing they or China or, probably, Russia would likely like better than to have Sleepy Joe Biden become the President, because if Sleepy Joe won, they would likely own the United States, all of them. China would likely own the United States.
So I told all of them, I said, “Wait until after the election.” although after the election, we have to make a better deal. I do say of which. We’re going to make a better deal than we would likely have.
although, with Iran, they certainly should wait until after the election because, frankly, if Biden wins, they’ll make a much better deal. although I’m going to make a not bad deal with Iran. I’m going to make a deal of which’s great for Iran. of which’s going to get them back. We’re going to help them in every way possible. as well as Iran will be very happy. Iran will be very rich as well as very quickly. although I think they should wait until after the election. You understand what I mean by of which. Because a dream for those countries would likely be Sleepy Joe.
Q Do you believe you will also broker a deal with the Palestinians?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, I think they’d come along, as well as they’re already — obviously, we speak to them. They’ve come a long way. We used to pay them $750 million a year when I got here.
as well as I said to people of which negotiated with them before, “Why did you pay when they treat the United States with such disrespect?” They speak so badly. “Death to America. Death to Israel.” I said, “We give them $750 million a year.” I said, “Why didn’t somebody cut off those payments?” “Well, we didn’t think of which would likely be appropriate.” I said, “Well, I do.” as well as I cut off the payments to them, as you know.
although some other countries give them money. You’re dealing with very rich countries. as well as these countries are currently all signing with us. They’re all be signed with us — all of them.
I spoke with the King of Saudi Arabia. We had a great conversation, as well as I think positive things will happen there, too. He’s a great gentleman. as well as the Crown Prince — we spoke with the Crown Prince.
So we’ve made tremendous strides. as well as of which will be peace inside Middle East without blood all over the sand. I say of which: Right currently, of which’s been blood all over the sand for — for decades as well as decades as well as decades. of which’s all they do, will be they fight as well as kill people, as well as nobody gets anything.
as well as of which will be — of which will be strong peace, truly strong peace, far — as well as of which’s a different way. We went inside back door, although I call of which going inside very smart door. We went inside smart door, as well as we’re getting people. as well as the Palestinians will absolutely be a member. I don’t say of which with any bravado. I just tell you the Palestinians will be a member at the right time. At the right time.
Q Will they have a state of their selves in your peace?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re — we’re working a deal. We’re talking — we are talking to the Palestinians. At the right time, they’ll be joining, too.
Q as well as as long as you’re President, will be annexation off the table? will be of which something the Emirates know?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We don’t want to talk about of which right currently, although of which’s working out very well as well as very fair as well as very not bad for the people of which are coming in as well as for Israel.
as well as again, Israel wants peace, as well as they’re a great warring nation if they have to be. You see of which. They contain the best equipment; they contain the best of everything, although they don’t want of which. After all of these years, even Bibi gets tired of war. (Laughter.)
although they’ve been, you know — look, they’re a strong nation, a strong power, a strong military nation, although they want to get on with their lives. Israel wants peace. They truly want peace. as well as I give of which gentleman a great deal of credit. He’s done a great job.
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Thank you. Mr. President, I heard a question via one of the people here: “Does Israel feel isolated?” Heck no. We’re breaking out to the entire world because we have a strong, free economy, because we have a strong military, as well as because we have a strong relationship with the President of the United States as well as the American people.
as well as I can tell you of which we have a strong relationship throughout the Middle East. The President intimated how many countries are waiting to join the circle of peace. You know, Israel doesn’t feel isolated at all. of which’s enjoying the greatest diplomatic triumph of its history.
I think the people who feel isolated are the tyrants of Tehran because of the pressure of which the President has applied on them, because of the resistance to of which bad Iran deal. They are under pressure. as well as, you know, I trust they’ll all come around. I trust everyone will come around to the circle of peace.
although, no, we don’t feel isolated at all; quite the contrary.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I would likely say of which: There’s less isolation right currently for Israel than there’s ever been. I mean, today, they would likely be less isolated than ever been.
I want to just thank your great Ambassador. Ron, thank you very much.
AMBASSADOR DERMER: Thank you.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: How do you feel about isolation? I think you’re starting to see the light, huh?
AMBASSADOR DERMER: I can imagine what will happen when everyone will be courting Israel, if of which will be what isolation looks like. (Laughter.)
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah. No, of which’s not bad. We — we love Israel. as well as I’ll tell you what: I have great respect for the countries of which have stepped up so beautifully. as well as you’re going to see of which in a little while. We’re having a ceremony.
as well as thank you all for being here. Thank you very much.
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