"And I also heard from several sources that he's gotten some bad advice from the prime minister of Israel", says Rubin, "who wants that Saudi relationship so badly that he has even said that it might not be a good idea for the president to move the embassy right now".
The messages came after he departed Israel, where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to jump-start peace talks.
"There is no regional peace process or anything like it", he said, adding "No one is talking about it with us, or with anyone". "We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single unified voice, peace is a choice we must make each day, and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christians and Muslim children all across the region".
"I like you too", Trump said when the audience quieted.
"You can't just walk in on Day One and sign a deal that no one has gotten done in 35 years", said the official, who under the ground rules of the briefing could not be further identified.
President Donald Trump giving a speech in Saudi Arabia. Trying hard for PEACE. Trump visited the Western Wall in a private capacity and was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders.
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"There's a new guy in the White House", Estrin said.
Abbas said that he was eager to become a partner in attempting to reach a deal that would establish a Palestinian state on territories occupied by Israel for over half a century. The measures included extending the operating hours of the Allenby Bridge border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, expanding a West Bank industrial zone and allowing Palestinian construction in areas of the West Bank under full Israeli control.
"Abbas and Netanyahu promised to do all they can and I look forward to working on lasting peace with these leaders", Trump said.
In Gaza, a coastal territory around 60 km west of the West Bank that is under a land and sea blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt, demonstrations were expected later today, following protests yesterday, to oppose Mr Trump's visit to the region.
The Israeli Ambassador to the United States couldn't contain himself after President Donald Trump implied Israel is not located in the Middle East, putting his head in his hands in disbelief at the statement.