Trump says will release Middle East peace plan by Tuesday

U.S. President Donald Trump heads to Air Force One to depart for Florida at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (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)