Trump on Sunday called on the United States to help Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations.
In a tweet, Trump said that “I am asking you to help @Netanyahu, a man who is an utter failure, get the peace process going as quickly as possible.”
Netanyahu’s government is in a state of crisis after an election that has left it with no choice but to seek a peace deal with the Palestinians.
Trump’s tweet came as he and Netanyahu are holding their first face-to-face meeting since Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
Netanyahu has said he will not give up on peace talks, and has said that he will seek a deal with Washington.