Trump Regime

Official Who Drafted Trump’s Fake Peace Plan is Out

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I wouldn't blame anyone who forgot or didn't even notice in the first place that the Trump regime drafted a Mideast peace plan and, perhaps not coincidentally, the official responsible for drafting the plan is leaving the White House to pursue other opportunities, which is to say he's departing to find an actual opportunity.

Jason Greenblatt, the official in charge of President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, is departing the White House, Trump announced Thursday. [...]

The departure of one of the few senior officials with responsibility for overseeing the president’s foreign policy ambitions in the Middle East raises questions about the progress of the plan, which has yet to be fully disclosed, to achieve an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

News of Greenblatt’s departure was earlier reported by NBC News and other outlets. In a statement, Greenblatt said he was “grateful to have been part of the team that drafted a realistic vision for peace, which has the potential to improve the lives of millions of Israelis, Palestinians and others in the region.”

You may recall that Trump's so-called peace plan was strictly economic in nature and did not include plans for political or social reconciliation.

It's barely an exaggeration to say that their big plan was to build a Starbucks in Gaza and neither the Palestinians or members of Netanyahu's regime attended the economic conference where the economic peace plan was unveiled.

Political reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians was already a distant pipe-dream, but Trump has made the possibility of achieving it even more remote by moving the American embassy to Jerusalem and by enabling Netanyahu's worst impulses.

The next presidential administration won't just have to start over when attempting to find a peaceful solution; they'll have to make up for ground lost to obvious bias and partisanship under Trump. I don't know if that's even possible at this point.

  • muselet

    Wait.

    You mean to tell me someone is actually willing to admit to authorship of Jared Kushner’s recommended disaster for the Middle East? And that said someone claims the plan showed “vision”?

    Strewth. Someone (formerly) in the administration may be more delusional than any of the extended Trump clan.

    –alopecia

    • Tony Lavely

      As Paul Simon put it: “Still a man sees what he wants to see, and disregards the rest…”

  • Nefercat

    raises questions about the progress of the plan … to achieve an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement

    Why on earth would Greenblatt’s departure raise any questions about the progress of the “plan”? There is no possible way that any plan that trump signed off on would lead to, of all things, peace in the Middle East. Period. Shitgibbon can only destroy, not create or solve.

    There was never going to be any plan. There was never going to be any progress to the point that both sides would agree to sit down and start signing agreements. I suspect that is why Greenblatt left. He either found out he was, or got tired of, being made a fool of.

  • gescove

    I thought the Middle East peace plan was in Jared Kushner’s portfolio? I guess he had to delegate, what with solving the opioid epidemic, improving relations with China and Mexico, “re-inventing” the federal government, and overhauling the criminal justice system still on his plate. What a sick, pathetic joke this White House is.

    • Tony Lavely

      “What a sick, pathetic joke this White House is”
      I fear those are its good points.

      Edit for clarity