House Democrats struggle to credit Trump for Bahrain-Israel peace deal

House Democrats struggle to credit Trump for Bahrain-Israel peace deal

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
September 14, 2020

The news that President Donald Trump brokered another Middle East peace deal shook the political world on Friday, September 11,  leaving all of the president’s Democratic detractors in congress carefully grasping for words to applaud the good news without giving Trump the victory.

Florida Congressman Ted Deutch (D), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who pressed to impeach President Trump, welcomed the announcement of the normalization of relations between Bahrain and Israel, saying that the “historic agreements” Trump brokered between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, would “usher in a new era of regional cooperation and help provide greater stability in the Gulf.”

"I have long hoped to see the day that common ties between Israel and its regional neighbors would be able to advance, and I look forward to working to support these growing relationships,” tweeted Rep. Deutch.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), one of  Deutch’s closest friends and allies in the U.S. House of Representatives, also welcomed the news, but incorrectly spread the credit of the peace negotiations to the Obama administration as well.

“I welcome the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain.,” stated Rep. Wasserman Schultz. Due to the work from multiple U.S. administrations, I’m pleased that more of its neighbors see the benefits of partnering with our ally Israel. I urge other Arab nations and Palestinian leadership to follow suit. Ensuring that Israel maintains its qualified military edge in the region must remain a top American priority.”

According to an in-depth accounting of the negotiations by Axios, mere “hours after the August 13 announcement of the U.S.-brokered normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” Bahrain had its officials call Senior Trump advisor Jared Kushner along with White House envoy Avi Berkowitz to help broker a deal with Israe

"We want to be next," said the Bahraini officials

Just one day before President Trump’s brokered peace deal was announced, former Vice President Joe Biden said that his foreign policy was detrimental to Israel’s existence.

Trump’s put Israel in danger by tearing up the Iran nuclear deal and replaced it with nothing,” Biden said Thursday. “He’s allowed Israel’s foes to take residence in Syria, a dangerous power vacuum has formed. He’s undermined the stability of self-determination for the Palestinians, undercutting hope for a viable two-state solution any chance that he gets.”

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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