President Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare to all that he fulfilled his campaign promise of making Jerusalem the capital of Israel, where his predecessors failed.
The President posted a short but crisp message: “I fulfilled my campaign promise- others didn’t!” He ran a powerful video clip of a little over 90 seconds featuring the previous pronouncements of past presidents from Bill Clinton in 1992, George W. Bush in 2000, Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, all promising to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I fulfilled my campaign promise - others didn’t! <a href="https://t.co/bYdaOHmPVJ">pic.twitter.com/bYdaOHmPVJ</a></p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/939006911629869056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
In the video shared by Trump, Bill Clinton is shown saying during his presidency in 1992 that: “Jerusalem is still the capital of Israel and must remain an undivided city accessible to all.”
Bush in 2000 stated that: “As soon as I take office, I will begin the process of moving the United States Ambassador to city of Israel as shown as its capital.”
The video then moved to Barack Obama speaking in 2008: “I continue to say that Jerusalem will be the capital of Israel and I have said that before and I will say it again.” And in another clip, Obama again said: “ And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and must remain undivided.”
Then the video Trump shared also showed him in 2016 declaring: “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people- Jerusalem.” The statement was met with wild applause and cheers from the crowd.
Then the video moves to a breaking news clip in 2017 with President Trump announcing: “Therefore I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering. I’ve judged this course of action to be in the best interest of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This is a long overdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement.”
The said presidential announcement clip shows Vice President Mike Pence standing behind Trump and the clip carrying lower end text statement: “PRES TRUMP RECOGNIZES JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL.
President Trump just declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech delivered at the White House yesterday. He also directed the state department to start making arrangements to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It might take three years to complete the process.
He also said that his announcement “marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.”