Since Donald Trump took office, the media has done everything it can to give the new president negative coverage. With just six months under his belt, the media has already begun pushing the narrative that Trump is backing down from his campaign promises.
Of course, six months isn’t nearly enough time to say the president has abandoned his campaign agenda. Trump promised to completely revamp the way Washington does business, a process that will take quite a bit of time. Not only that, some of Trump’s promises have to work their way through a slowly acting Congress.
Nevertheless, the media continues pushing the narrative that Trump has betrayed his voters. Last month, multiple news outlets reported that Trump was breaking his campaign promise to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, Trump has not abandoned that promise at all. Like anything else, such a complex move takes time.
While delivering the keynote address at a Christians United for Israel event Monday, Vice President Mike Pence left no doubt that the administration fully expects to follow through on its plan to move the embassy. In fact, Pence said it’s not a matter of if, but when.
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Vice President Mike Pence reiterated a promise that the U.S. embassy in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem from its present location in Tel Aviv.
That pledge was made by David Friedman, upon his appointment by then-President-elect Donald Trump as the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
“I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence said at his Christians United for Israel keynote address Monday.
“It is not a question of if; it is only when.”
To close, Pence reiterated America’s commitment to Israel:
The vice president renewed the administration’s commitment to its strongest ally in the Middle East.
“Under President Donald Trump, if the world knows nothing else, then the world will know this: America stands with Israel, now and always,” Pence said.
America’s commitment to moving the embassy to Jerusalem is a welcome one in Israel, which sees the city as the rightful capital of the Jewish state. But every president since Bill Clinton has delayed the move, citing security concerns.
However, Donald Trump made it a major issue on the campaign trail, vowing to finally make the move. According to Pence, the administration still stands by that commitment.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]