President Donald Trump confidently predicted that a lasting Middle East peace agreement was within grasp Wednesday, as he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the White House.

“We will get it done,” Trump said, flaunting his deal-making prowess during a first meeting with the veteran Palestinian leader that marked the start of an ambitious — some say quixotic — presidential effort.

Brushing aside the complexities of a decades-old conflict that has beguiled successive US leaders, Trump told Abbas that together with the Israelis they could bag “the toughest deal to make.”

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