Trump removes tweet saying it was ‘honor’ to host Abbas

President Donald Trump deleted a tweet in which he said it was an “an honor” to host Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House a day after the two leaders met.

An image of a tweet posted by US President Donald Trump on May 3, 2017. (Screen capture: Twitter)
An image of a tweet posted by US President Donald Trump on May 3, 2017. (Screen capture: Twitter)

The tweet, which also included video from the two leaders’ meeting, was gone on Thursday, 13 hours after it was originally posted, according to ProPublica, which tracks the president’s deleted tweets.

After meeting with Abbas, Trump wrote on Twitter: “An honor to host President Mahmoud Abbas at the WH today. Hopefully something terrific could come out of it between the Palestinians & Israel.”

A similar post on Trump’s official Facebook page, however, has not been deleted.

It was a great honor to welcome President Abbas to The White House today. We're hoping for a great agreement between the Palestinians and Israel that allows both peoples to live in safety and in peace.

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

— with JTA

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