Friday, President Trump announced a deal he was involved with in which Bahrain has agreed to normalize relations with Israel.
Trump touted the deal as “something special, very, very special” and predicted the region “will become more secure and prosperous” as a result.
However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the deal as nothing more than a “distraction” for Trump. Asked by Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “Situation Room” if Trump deserves credit for Bahrain-Israel deal, Pelosi questioned the President’s ties to the Saudis and says “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”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tells @wolfblitzer she isn't speaking with Pres. Trump about stimulus negotiations because "there's no validity to whatever he says," but adds that she remains optimistic congressional Republicans and Democrats may yet reach a compromise. pic.twitter.com/c0oXTwa7gF
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) September 11, 2020
In a formal statement between the United States, Bahrain and Israel they agree to “the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
The statement, tweeted by Trump says “This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region.”
Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel pic.twitter.com/xMquRkGtpM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020