Combining two contradictory fantasies in one message, President Donald Trump on Saturday told former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Christian television channel Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) that he would not make his decision about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem until his peace effort in the Middle East is realized.
“If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it’ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,” Trump insisted, having noted that “I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem.”
The President conceded, however, that “everybody says it is not going to work.”
Wiser things have not been spoken by this president, especially in light of the fact that the Palestinian Authority insists on taking over eastern Jerusalem and making it its capital as part of a future peace deal – while Israel, at least officially, sees the Old City and the Temple Mount, at the heart of eastern Jerusalem, as belonging to the Jewish State eternally.
As to his time-table regarding this apparently self-contradictory plan, Huckabee noted that “Evangelicals are very interested in support for Israel. It’s something near and dear to your heart…. Ambassador Friedman indicated that the embassy will be moved to Jerusalem, do we have a time frame?”
To which Trump responded: “We’re going to make a decision in the not too distant future.”
The new TBN talk show “Huckabee” will showcase stories that reveal “what makes America so amazing.”
Well, get ready to be amazed…