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Democratic billionaire: Trump foreign record 'pretty incredible' in hindsight

The billionaire went on to highlight the Abraham Accords, a landmark diplomatic agreement that saw Israel normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, while paving the way for similar developments with other neighboring nations.

Published: October 19, 2023 8:55pm

Amid ongoing chaos in the Middle East and American involvement in multiple conflicts on the global stage, one Democratic billionaire is reevaluating the Trump administration's tenure, which notably saw the U.S. enter into no new major wars.

Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, a Democrat who increasingly leans toward the political right, said that "Trump Derangement Syndrome" has prevented people from honestly evaluation the administration in a recent episode of the All-In Podcast.

"What those guys did was pretty incredible, in hindsight," he said. "To really be able to, like, find long-lasting peace is just a real example for the world."

Palihapitiya cohosts the podcast with his friends. He had previously been critical of the administration, calling him an "an idiot savant, minus the savant" last year, according to the Epoch Times.

The billionaire went on to highlight the Abraham Accords, a landmark diplomatic agreement that saw Israel normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, while paving the way for similar developments with other neighboring nations.

Apart from the Trump administration's international accomplishments, Palihapitiya conceded that Trump's efforts to build a border wall had largely been vindicated amid a broader surge in illegal crossings.

"So much of the work that happened in that administration turns out to have been right. And that's what's so frustrating for me," he said. "The work on the border wall, we didn't like the messenger, so we killed the message. Turned out it was right."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter. 

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