Billionaire Alters Stance on Trump Following Israel Conflict

In the midst of the recent turmoil in the Middle East, prominent Democrat billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya has expressed admiration for the foreign policies of former President Donald Trump, a striking departure from his earlier comments labeling Trump as ‘anidiot.’

During the most recent installment of The All-In Podcast last week, Palihapitiya contended that ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ has led critics of the 45th president to overlook numerous accomplishments, particularly in the field of foreign policy.

“What those guys did was pretty incredible, in hindsight,” Mr. Palihapitiya said.

Jason Calacanis, a fellow tech investor who hosts the podcast, echoed Palihapitiya’s views, stating, “It’s truly remarkable when you examine what they accomplished,” though he made it clear that he wasn’t a supporter of Trump.

While emphasizing Trump’s accomplishments, Mr. Palihapitiya pointed to the Abraham Accords, which promoted collaboration among Middle Eastern nations. The Trump administration also took significant steps toward brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

“To really be able to, like, find long-lasting peace is just a real example for the world,” Mr. Palihapitiya remarked.

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, received recognition for his significant involvement in the Abraham Accords and the “Peace to Prosperity” plan, which aimed to reform the political and economic structures in Israel and the Hamas-controlled areas.

Kushner also commended Trump for strengthening the U.S.-Israel bond, particularly by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In 2018, after uncovering Iran’s covert nuclear weapons activities, Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and imposed economic sanctions on Iran.

However, Kushner criticized the Biden administration for what he perceived as a shift in direction, which, in his view, eroded the trust that the Trump administration had established with U.S. allies.