Palestinian officials deny reports of Trump yelling at Abbas

PNN/ Ramallah/

A senior Palestinian official on Monday denied a report about a feud between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during Trump’s visit to Bethlehem last week.

“It is a total fabrication and a lie,” Ahmad Majdalani, a confidante of Abbas, told The Jerusalem Post. Channel 2 reported on Sunday evening, citing an American source, that Trump shouted at Abbas in Bethlehem, accusing the Palestinian leader of fooling him.

Alleged reports said that Trump told Abbas “You deceived me in Washington (earlier  meeting in May), “You spoke to me about peace, but the Israelis showed me that you personally have a hand in incitement.”

Majdalani added that all the meetings between Abbas and Trump have been “positive.”