Trump: "It Doesn't Help" Negotiations With Palestinians If I "Start Saying I'm Very Pro-Israel"


WOLF BLITZER: Mr. Trump, I'll begin with you. you said this about the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. I'm quoting you now, "Let me be sort of a neutral guy. I don't want to say whose fault it is. I don't think it helps." How do you remain neutral when the U.S. considers Israel to be America's closest ally in the middle east?

DONALD TRUMP: Well, first of all, I don't think they do under President Obama because I think he's treated Israel horribly. I was the grand marshall down 5th Avenue a number of years ago on the Israeli Day Parade. I received the Tree Of Life Award and many of the greatest awards given by Israel.

As president, however, there is nothing I would rather do than to bring peace to Israel and its neighbors generally.

I think it serves no purpose to say that you have a good guy and a bad guy. Now, I may not be successful in doing it, it's probably the toughest negotiation anywhere in the world of any kind.

It doesn't help if I start saying i'm very pro-Israel. More than anybody on the stage. But it doesn't do any good to start demeaning the neighbors because would I love to did something with negotiating peace peace, finally for Israel, and for their neighbors. As a negotiators, I cannot doing that if i'm taking big, big sides. With that being said, I am totally pro-Israel.

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