Trump lies for the third time about moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Despite repeated promises to the contrary, Trump just announced that he won’t be relocating the Embassy to Jerusalem

In March 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump gave a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he made this promise:

“We will move the American Embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.”

Some time after his AIPAC appearance, Trump was asked in a TV interview if he had a timeline for the embassy move. He simply stated that it would happen, “fairly quickly.”

Apparently, “fairly quickly” has a different meaning to “Israel’s biggest friend” than it does to the rest of the world because Trump just announced for the third time this year that he won’t be relocating the embassy to Jerusalem.

The first time Trump broke his promise of relocation happened just prior to his inauguration in January. The second time was in June, which followed a six-month period of anti-Israel policies reminiscent of Barack Obama and John Kerry.

Prior to each announcement, Trump set the washer on "spin" as he tried to give the American people the impression that he really was going to keep his promise to relocate the embassy.

Before yesterday’s announcement Mike Pence appeared at Queens Museum for a reenactment of the UN vote that established the Jewish state 70 years ago. In a speech, Pence told attendees that Trump was “actively considering the embassy move” which is politispeak for "We lied when we promised to move the embassy, but if we throw a bone to our loyal cult following by telling them we are actively considering it, we can stretch our lie indefinitely.

Pence also stated that under the Trump administration “America will always stand with Israel.” Apparently, we won’t be doing any of that standing in Jerusalem.

The hypocrisy in Trump’s repeated flip-flops is that he continues to claim his undying support for Israel while simultaneously caving to the demands of the Palestinians. For example, Trump claims that he can use the embassy relocation as leverage to force the Palestinians to the negotiation table, but then he justifies his decision not to relocate it by claiming that the move gives the terrorist organization a reason not to seek peace.

The bottom line is that Trump continues to lie about his intentions regarding Israel and the Middle East. Meanwhile, our strongest democratic ally in the region is left wondering if America can truly be counted on.

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is nationally syndicated with Salem Radio Network and can be heard on stations across America.

Comments
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StridentConservative
StridentConservative

BrentW - They've aged just fine. All Trump did today was acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital, which was already done in 1995. He made a vague commitment to relocate the embassy and already has talking points about how it could "take years" to get done. A nothing burger that feeds his base... that's all.

BrentW
BrentW

This article and the responses have not aged well, have they?

StridentConservative
StridentConservative

sjplwx - 100% right on!

StridentConservative
StridentConservative

mtnavarre - So, are you defending his lying?

StridentConservative
StridentConservative

Kansasgirl444 - Compared to Obama? No offense, but that's a pretty low bar. Put simply, Trump lied or overpromised (which is also a lie). Your right about one thing, Trump didn't know what he was talking about. Not exactly a ringing endorsement in my opinion.