US President Donald Trump has graced the Middle East with several controversial statements during the course of his presidency - and way before that.
All of which have broken the internet or maybe at least caused a Twitter storm for a day or two.
Here are five of the weirdest, somewhat hilarious, comments the 45th President made in regards to the Middle East:
1. "We just got back from the Middle East..."
In May 2017, during his meeting with Israeli leaders in Occupied Jerusalem, Trump confidently said he had just gotten back from the Middle East, more specifically, Saudi Arabia.
This statement, considering how Trump was still in the region, led people to believe he thought otherwise.
Regardless of one's political sentiments, Israel is geographically located in the Middle East.
2. “Support for Israel is an expression of Americanism… We reject the false notion that Israel is an occupier.”
While running for his presidency, Trump had said he will remain neutral when it comes to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, stressing that Jerusalem wasn't Israel's capital.
He was, of course, quick to change this statement further down the line and closer to the elections.
Among discussions of two-state solutions and promises of neutrality, how can we explain his statement?
3. Middle East peace ''is not as difficult as people have thought''
Trump breeds certainty when it comes to achieving peace in the Middle East.
Meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Trump said “It is something that I think is frankly, maybe, not as difficult as people have thought over the years,” when talking about peace between Israel and Palestine.
The Atlantic argues this: was the promise of solving the world's toughest conflicts ever part of the plan? Or is this another case of fake-it-till-you-make-it?
4. On Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, “He took control of Egypt. And he really took control of it.”
In this interview, Trump, then-presidential candidate, spoke to Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs on his support and admiration toward Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Even though Sisi's campaign to remove previous President Mohamed Morsi from office was a bloody one, Trump still praised him.
The two stand on mutual appreciation and respect for one another's efforts.
5. On Gulf nations, "If you look at these nations, they wouldn't be there except for us."
During a conference in New Hampshire in 2011, Trump stated that GCC countries are all about ownership.
He said “You take a look at Kuwait. I mean, we handed Kuwait back to the people that right now essentially own Kuwait, because it's really ownership more than anything else."
“We handed it back. They never paid us [for ousting Saddam Hussein]," he added.