Skip to comments.Trump furious with Abbas: You lied to me
Posted on 05/28/2017 11:23:50 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
President Donald Trump lambasted Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, after the president claims the PA leader deceived him regarding his partys involvement in anti-Israel incitement.
Trump met with Abbas in the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem last week during his two-day visit to Israel. The two held a joint press conference, at which time the president praised Abbas commitment to restarting negotiations with Israel for a final status agreement.
But according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday evening, the closed-door meeting between the president and the PA chairman was anything but cordial.
A US official present during the meeting claims the president expressed outrage with Abbas, yelling at him regarding Abbas claims that his Fatah faction was not involved in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement.
You tricked me in Washington, the president is said to have yelled at Abbas, referencing the PA leaders March trip to the US capital.
During his March get-together with the president, Abbas claimed he was dedicated to advancing peaceful relations with Israel, and that the PA was not engaged in incitement against the Jewish state.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu publicly called out Abbas claim, noting the PAs continued material support for jailed terrorists and promotion of hateful propaganda encouraging young Arabs to take up arms against Israel.
"I heard President Abbas yesterday say that the Palestinians teach their children peace, said Netanyahu. Unfortunately, that's not true. They name their schools after mass murderers of Israelis and they pay terrorists, he said at the opening of a meeting with the Romanian prime minister in Jerusalem.
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Twelve hundred years before the birth of mo-ham-mad, Aesop knew the Arabs for what they are. All that "greatest of decievers" did was make an anti-religion to match their culture.
I used to watch thr Zola Levitt Show mainly for the segments where they translated palistinian broadcasts. They were eye opening. Zola has passed away and no one has picked up his torch.
Lying (Taqiyya) is central to islam!!!!
Found it, thanks.
Yep...There are still some “Never Trumpers” wandering around in FR...They show with their uncalled for critical posts sometimes....
I’m surprised that President Trump met with the islamist POS at all.
Get to know your enemy is a first rule....
This site does the same thing, but throughout the near and far east.
It’s basic game theory.
Always start out positive, and then do to the other what the other does to you.
Now it leaves Trump free to lower the hammer on Abbas while giving a warning to the other states in the area that they better remain in good faith.
I said the other day, Trump gave Abbas a chance to lie to his face. No room for doubt or hearsay. Trump can now, without regard, dismiss Abbas full stop. The Palis have made their bed... shouldn’t have lied to this one. This ain’t Barry.
The only disconcerting thing is that Trump didn’t know this BEFORE he spoke with abbas.
Maybe he did, but he wanted Abbas to hang with his own rope.
sorry, don’t usually post before reading all the other replies.
Oh for Pete’s sake. After six months they STILL don’t get how Trump operates?
He meets with Pales. They make promises. Trump says, “Ok, we’ll delay moving embassy to Jerusalem. The Pales are ‘playing nice.’ (quote)”
Pales lie. Trump then says, “Oh, he lied to me. I’m outraged. Guess we move the embassy to Jerusalem.”
He puts it all on Pales-—the thing he was going to do anyway. But now he has a perfect excuse cuz they aren’t “playing nice.”
And Trump expected anything different?
Good for him for his response.
It’s well past time someone called them up on it and the liars that they are.
One of those imprecise sentence structures that can be taken two ways. Mea Culpa.
What I meant was that Reagan held to his mantra where all the others had various experiences with foreign leaders that led them astray, thinking they had a meeting of the minds when all they had was either lies or misdirection.
Seems like too many of our Americans, leaders and citizens as well, see the world and other world leaders as they want them to be, not as they are.
I think Trump is on the right track at calling them out. But as inthe case with Abbas, he may be taking them at face value to start. Reagan never did.
Donald Trump made his fortune doing business in Manhattan and New Jersey. He’s been lied to by expert liars and still made billions. If he lost his temper with Abbas it was for effect. Abbas is used to dealing with Americans who are too polite to tell him he’s a lying sack of s*** to his face. He’s never had to deal with an American like Trump.
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