For the past four years, the Palestinians have been deeply frustrated with the White House.
The U.S. embassy in Israel was moved to Jerusalem, the Palestinian mission in Washington D.C. was shut down, and financial aid to the Palestinians was reduced.
Last January, President Trump introduced his plan for a two-state solution, but it was immediately rejected by the Palestinians.
Everyone knows that the Palestinians absolutely hate Trump and they were never going to agree to any deal that involved him.
So that meant that as long as Trump was in the White House, it was extremely unlikely that we would see a Palestinian state.