I suspect President Trump was fully aware of this all along. Now he has given Abbas the benefit of the “doubt”, and been burned before the public....leaving him free to act in a way which favours Israel.
I agree. Trump isn’t the type to blindly enter a negotiation. I think this was his expected outcome. Everything else is theatrics.
the crowd that still doesn’t have a clue about how Trump negotiates continue to sound as clueless as the MSM