Trump sends a message to Palestinians with his appointment of son-in-law to negotiate peace deal
President-elect Donald Trump is setting the bar high for his eldest daughter's husband, Jared Kushner.While his statement was a compliment to Kushner, it was also a warning to Palestinians that if they do not agree to a deal soon, they may never get another chance. That is a needed message, because they have been vainly holding out hoping someone would force the Israelis to accept a bad deal.
"If you can't produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can," Trump said on the eve of his inauguration at an event for campaign donors in Washington, D.C.
"All my life I've been hearing that's the toughest deal in the world to make. And I've seen it. But I have a feeling Jared's going to do a great job."
Trump has named his son-in-law a senior White House adviser. Kushner, a wealthy businessman and real estate developer, served as a top confidante to Trump during the campaign.