Hundreds of people amassed on the sun-washed South Lawn to witness the signing of agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
On "NBC Nightly News", however, anchor Lester Holt began the segment alluding to Mitchell's reporting, saying that while the agreement will "normalize nations and bring them closer together", a "broader Middle East peace is still an elusive goal". "Now I am convinced we can change that", he said. These are very strong agreements.
According to Trump, there are at least another five - and possibly more - Arab countries who are waiting to make a similar deal.
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of the Crown Prince, chose to speak in Arabic, and have his words translated into English, though he made it clear from the start with his initial few words of greeting that he is entirely fluent in the English language.
"For years, standard operating procedure in terms of Israeli-Arab relations in general and for the Palestinians in particular has been rooted in rejectionism and anti-normalization", he said.
Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani said Bahrain would stand with the Palestinians.
Of the peace agreements, he said: "This day is a pivot of history". In our faith, we say, Oh God, you are peace and from you comes peace.
B'nai B'rith International Daniel Mariaschin emphasized to JNS that the "importance of today's signing ceremony can not be overstated", and that the Arab-Israeli conflict "is becoming undone one country at a time".
Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel at the same time the ceremony was being held. Two people were slightly wounded.
Palestinians are also concerned the deals mark a betrayal by Arab states which had previously said they would not boost ties with Israel until a Palestinian state is recognised, the BBC adds.
War planes belonging to the Israeli army carry out airstrikes over the Gaza Strip in August. These landmark understandings represent a realignment, a paradigm shift wherein peace is prioritized over conflict. "We will keep walking that road and keep fighting until we earn our freedom and establish the Palestinian state".
The back-to-back agreements mark an improbable diplomatic victory for Trump.
"Efforts to bypass the Palestinian people and their leadership will have unsafe consequences", Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement. You're going to see a lot of very great activity. "Peoples of the region will continue to deal with this occupation as their true enemy", he said.
"To all of Israel's friends in the Middle East, those who are with us today and those who will join us tomorrow, I say, 'As-salamu alaykum.' Peace unto thee". "I'll make a very fair deal".
The countries also share fears of political Islam and Iran.
The thaw will also give Israel and its two new Arab partners a big economic opening, just when they are looking to rebuild after the global slowdown triggered by the pandemic.
Mr Trump enjoyed the optics of presiding over a historic breakthrough less than 50 days before election day, which opinion polls suggest he is now on course to lose.
While the Israel-UAE deal calls for cooperation in areas such as tourism, commerce and health care, Israel has objected to the United States giving F-35s to the UAE. "I would have absolutely no problem", Mr Trump told the Fox News Channel's morning crew a few hours before the ceremony.
The UAE is eying the stealth fighter jet as a component in its ambitious plans to make the small, wealthy country into a regional military power.
Clutching Palestinian flags and wearing face masks for protection against the coronavirus, demonstrators rallied in the West Bank cities of Nablus and Hebron and in Gaza.
"And in the West Bank and Jerusalem, the Israeli bulldozers continue to demolish Palestinian homes and ethnically cleanse the Palestinians out of their villages and cities on a daily basis", Essa told Al Jazeera.
He used an Oval Office meeting before the ceremony to take several digs at his Democratic presidential rival, Joe Biden, and to criticize the Palestinians, who flatly rejected as one-sided his administration's attempts to broker a resolution with Israel.