Trump says will release Middle East peace plan by Tuesday

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release his long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington next week.

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One en route to Miami for a political event, Trump said Palestinians might react negatively to his plan at first, but that it would benefit them.

"It's a great plan," said Trump, who will meet with Netanyahu at the White House on Tuesday. "It's a plan that really would work." (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech)