On Jerusalem, Donald Trump ended a quarter century of lies, by Brett Decker.
What’s disingenuous about the histrionic response is the capital’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a longstanding goal of U.S. policy that once had bipartisan support.
When running for president 25 years ago, Bill Clinton promised to “support Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.” President George W. Bush criticized Clinton for not following up on that commitment, but then W failed to make good on his too. During Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, he stated that, “we should move our embassy to Jerusalem” but never recognized the city as the capital once he was elected. …
As Trump moves forward to expand a travel ban and chip away at Obamacare’s individual mandate, an awkward reality is beginning to emerge that a president many voters view as untrustworthy might actually be the most reliable when it comes to following through on his word.