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Trump’s decision to open Jerusalem embassy complicates promise to seek Middle East peace

2018-05-13 10:03:07       source:The Washington Post

May 12, 2018


President Trump has been telling friendly audiences that he is proudly fulfilling a campaign promise with the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and that his real estate savvy is already saving the taxpayers a buck on the new location.


A campaign rally crowd gave Trump lengthy applause when he said the new embassy will open Monday, and on the cheap.


“I said, ‘How much?,’ something other presidents don’t ask. They said, ‘Sir, $1 billion,’ ” Trump said in theatrical disbelief.


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