Boxing promoter Don King said Donald Trump can help solve the longtime conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians in an appearance alongside the president-elect Wednesday, THE HILL reports.
“The Israeli flag is about peace, you know, peace in the Middle East,” he told reporters at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. “We want everyone to come together and as one unit and make things happen.”
“He’s the leader that can make it happen,” King added, waving a bundle of flags including the U.S. and Israeli flags. “It’s just great to be an American. And now with our leader, we’re going to make new days – make America great again.”
Trump then panned Secretary of State John Kerry for criticizing Israel’s settlement building in a speech earlier Wednesday.
“It speaks for itself,” he said of Kerry’s remarks at the State Department. “It’s pretty obvious. We have different views. I think it set us back.”
“We have to have peace,” Trump added of the conflict. “We’ll see what happens after Jan. 20, right? You’re going to be very impressed.”