Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw of Texas shared his thoughts on President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East.
During the trip, Biden is expected to negotiate the Iran nuclear deal and meet with Saudi Arabia, but back home, the entire United States is skeptical, because the’ve watched Biden hardly able to carry on a conversation or even stand up after exiting Air Force One.
“Crenshaw advised that Biden’s trip was a ‘pretty drastic change’ from how former President Donald Trump approached the Middle East. He noted that Trump ending the Iran nuclear deal was ‘popular’ with Israel and Saudi Arabia and predicted Biden would receive a ‘cold reception’ on his visit,” reported Breitbart News.
“This obviously marks a pretty drastic change from how Trump approached the Middle East,” Crenshaw said.
“Trump approached it saying very forthrightly that Israel is our ally, we will support Israel. And that had a lot of interesting consequences. We had the Abraham Accords; we had a very clear direction for the entire region from the United States. He said we were getting out of the Iran nuclear deal, and that was popular with the Israelis; it was really popular with our allies in Saudi Arabia, as well,” Crenshaw added.
“And so, through that strength and through that clarity, we created what was a really unprecedented alliance — as shaky as it might be — still an alliance embodied by the Abraham Accords,” said Crenshaw.
“So, I think it’s going to be a bit of a cold reception because Biden ran on and continues to push for an Iran nuclear deal that is very unpopular with the Israelis, very unpopular with the Saudis,” Crenshaw continued.
“Biden continues to push for anti-energy policies. So, these things aren’t good. And then this visit to East Jerusalem without any Israelis with them — that’s extremely problematic. That’s extremely symbolic that this administration and the American left in general play some kind of moral equivalence on Israelis and Palestinian terrorist organizations that continue to lob missiles on Palestinian neighborhoods. So, I think it’ll be a cold reception but a necessary meeting nonetheless,” Crenshaw concluded.
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