Donald Trump, who’s just fallen to second place in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll – but who retains the title of Number One candidate among Republicans in South Carolina – told a town hall crowd in Charleston he didn’t want to take sides in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle because it’s a loser of a discussion. He also said as commander-in-chief, he would try like “hell” to forge a peace deal between the two sides, the Hill reported.

“You know,” he said to MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, “I don’t want to get into it.” He was asked about his position on the conflict that’s waged between Israel and the Palestinians for years, in part over land rights, and to explain his level of optimism to strike a peace deal. “If I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m saying to you [one thing] and the other side now says, ‘We don’t want Trump involved,’” he said, the Hill reported. “Let me be sort of a neutral guy. I have friends of mine that are tremendous business people, that are really great negotiators [and] they say it’s not doable.” So his conclusion? READ MORE