33 thoughts on “Donald Trump warns Israel its settlements are ‘complicating’ search for Middle East peace

  1. KillWithTheHeart February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    “Who knew Middle East peace would be so complicated?”

  2. beansworth February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    1. He’s right.

    2. The State Dept is no doubt ripping their hair out at Trump’s constant sabotage of their attempts to build coherent foreign policy.

  3. alternate-source-bot February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

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  4. pperca February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    LOL, it took a year for him to figure this out?

  5. Timurid0 February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Lol, Israel doesn’t give a shit about peace or compromise at this point. The strategy of gradual colonization is working superbly for them – why would they stray?

  6. wrxboosted February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Complicating things?? It’s in violation of international law. The US needs to get Israelis cock out of its throat once and for all. Let Israel defend itself and stop using Jewish percesution emotinal rhetoric every fucking day. It’s old and boring. Go scream at Germany if you want to cry.

  7. here4fun30 February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    yeah… something tells me bulldozing someone’s home would not inspire peaceful feelings…

  8. qwertx0815 February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    isn’t that the whole point of these settlements?

  9. Theprobruh February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Trump isn’t wrong… As weird as that is to say.

  10. ElleRisalo February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    But he like every President and Congress/Senate before him will do nothing to put pressure on Israel to stop….which is why they keep on going.

  11. W0666007 February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    He shat all over it when he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  12. Spudtron98 February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Fuck me he actually speaks the truth for once. I very much support Israel, but those damned settlements only seem to exist to piss people off.

  13. Desslock-of-Gamilon February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    This is NOT Trump taking a reasonable view of things. This is Trump being asked about Israeli settlements and not having any idea what the interviewer is talking about, then just bullshitting some answer to hide his ignorance. It’s the same as when he said Frederick Douglas “has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more.”

  14. Crisjinna February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    That’s not nice but here take 2 billion to spend in our store.

  15. theskyguardian February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day


  16. Lamont-Cranston February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    HE should probably speak to his daughter and son-in-law about their fundraising for them then

  17. Slywater03 February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Well maybe he just stop giving Israel billions of dollars each year.

  18. The_bruce42 February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Could have sworn that Trump wanted to move the embassy to Jerusalem which pissed of Palestine pretty bad

  19. msdlp February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Good, Israel needs to calm the fuck down and quit trying to take Palestine.

  20. MorethanEver- February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Yea, its called invasion of a neighbor, ” we need breathing room”

  21. HoliHandGrenades February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Meanwhile, in other breaking news, Trump supposes that stepping on someone’s neck with combat boots might make them not like you. He’s not sure though…

  22. j__jay February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Expect some serious backpeddling by The White House in the very near future… Of course, it is true, but he simply can’t say stuff like that.

  23. TheZenMann February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    How come it took a year for him to say this? He praised Israel for a year before this.

  24. General_Guisan February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Goes “complicating” is the most complicated word the Dotard used since 2016..

  25. slaitaar February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    And inflaming a biased position statement by formally moving your embassy hasn’t completely derailed US participation in the peace process, Mr President?

  26. OhHiGCHQ February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Well no fucking shit. Trump seems to believe that everything is simple and when he finds out that it isn’t he either goes “Well what do you know” or just goes “FAKE NEWS REEEE”.

  27. herringm February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    That’ll make the radical left’s brains short-circuit as they try to disagree with this…

  28. dunnkw February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Oh is THAT what they’re so pissed about? We all had no idea!! They should have been writing books on this subject for thousands of years! Thank you Mr. President for clarifying why the Holy Land is so hotly contested!

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