Trump told the ‘Israel Hayom’ daily that he is not a person who breaks promises, including his commitment to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.
At his pre-inaugural Chairman’s Global Dinner Tuesday night in Washington, US President-elect Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“Of course I remember what I said about Jerusalem,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter for Israel Hayom.
“You know that I am not a person who breaks promises,” Trump added.
Trump’s team decided to stick with its long-held plan to move the embassy in the face of warnings from Palestinian officials against it, including Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who said it was crossing “a red line”, as well as outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry, who claimed it would lead to a regional explosion.
At the dinner, where many foreign diplomats were introduced to the president-elect, who assumes office this Friday, Trump expressed his eagerness to build a strong relationship with Israel.
“I already cannot wait to begin working with Israel,” Trump stated. “This weekend, the ties between us will begin on a personal level.”
By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News