The Israeli prime minister and leaders of Sudan joined the Oval Office summit by phone as Mr Trump egged the conversation toward his Democratic opponent.
“Do you think Sleepy Joe could have made this deal Bibi? Sleepy Joe, do you think he would have made this deal? Somehow I don’t think so,” Mr Trump said.
Doing his best to remain diplomatic, Mr Netanyahu ignored the prompt and ended the conversational through line by turning it back onto flattery of Mr Trump.
“Well Mr President, one thing I can tell you is we appreciate the help for peace from anyone in America and we appreciate what you’ve done enormously,” Mr Netanyahu said.
“This will be registered in the books, the history books, history registers who did what. I think it does.”