TDS Chuck Todd: Middle East Deal 'Uncomfortable for a Lot of Observers' -- 'Seems so Transactional'

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Chuck Todd: Middle East Deal 'Uncomfortable for a Lot of Observers' -- 'Seems so Transactional'
Trent Baker
2-2 minutes

MSNBC “MTP Daily” host Chuck Todd on Tuesday reacted to the United States brokering the “Abraham Accords,” a historic peace deal between Israel and Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

President Donald Trump announced the deal, saying, “We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”

Todd pointed out that the deal is “a bit uncomfortable for a lot of observers” because it “seems so transactional.” He suggested Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal “is what got these Gulf states on board to do this.”

“You know, Peter, this deal is a bit uncomfortable for a lot of observers to watch because it seems so transactional,” Todd told White House correspondent Peter Alexander. “It’s as if pulling out of the Iran deal is what got these Gulf states on board to do this, you know, to then recognize it. It feels like there is a lot of quid pro quos involved in this, that it isn’t something larger than that. Then again, sometimes Middle East diplomacy, the only way to make things move is through the transactional nature of the region.”

(h/t Newsbusters)

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The Hammer

Veteran Member
Maybe we finally have a president who knows how to get deals done. Instead of hours of public hand wringing over lavish state banquets, followed by vows to try again next year...


Has No Life - Lives on TB
I hope these "observers" are as uncomfortable as humanly possible.
President Trump makes deals that stick-he's made deals in his lifetime that have affected thousands of people and generated untold thousands of jobs.
The "observers" are uncomfortable because their politicians couldn't find their a** with both hands when it came to making deals..


Veteran Member
When politicians make a deal, it always with what's in it for them. That's why so many deals fall apart. Not enough graft for them.

Trump make's a deal with the people in mind, not his pocket. Money in his pocket is not the motivation for Trump.

Ping Jockey

Senior Member
I do believe ol Chucky boi has and the rest of the ministry of propaganda have forgotten the definition of insanity.