President Donald Trump reportedly told Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House a few weeks ago that, in the absence of a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel will have a prime minister named Muhammad in a few years time.
King Abdullah related to reporters that he had told Trump, “Many young Palestinians no longer want two states. They want one state with equal rights. The result would be Israel losing its Jewish character.”
As quoted by Channel 10, Trump then replied, “There’s logic in that. [If there’s one state], in a few years the Israeli prime minister’s name will be Muhammad.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, as quoted by the TV report, the king reportedly urged Trump, “Don’t present your [peace] plan now: There are too many difficulties right now. There’s no need to hurry to present the American peace plan.”
To which Trump, unimpressed, reportedly responded: “I want to advance a peace agreement in the Middle East, because if my administration cannot achieve a deal, no administration will be able to.”