Not everybody in the mainstream media was infuriated by Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
President Trump said his move was based solely on common sense.
“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Trump announced Wednesday. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality.”
He also stated that he believes this decision will finally lead to long-lasting peace in the frequently volatile region.
After Trump’s announcement, the mainstream media went crazy, attacking the president decision. MSNBC’s Andera Mitchell even suggested that this historic move was the president’s plot to help Republican Roy Moore win a special election in Alabama.
After all the attacks Fox News’ Brit Hume’s posted a tweet educating everybody that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been U.S. law for 22 years now.
It’s worth remembering amid the handwringing that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol and moving our embassy there has been U.S. law for 22 years, reaffirmed recently. A succession of presidents has waived the law. https://t.co/xcGqktZle2
— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 6, 2017
Not everyone appreciated Hume’s tweet:
It is extremely dangerous for our embassy personnel in Israel. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem seems like a logical move but suicidal in every way. It is the duty of the president foremost to protect all America people first. This is act does not line up.
— RiskAverse (@nzyokad) December 7, 2017
What's REALLY worth remembering: A president who has a firm & nuanced grasp of geo-political realities is essential to American interests & security. & one who uses every opportunity to toss red meat to the knuckle-dragging troglodytes making up his base…means people will DIE.
— Krown City King (@GavHull) December 6, 2017
However, other Twitter users didn’t share the “people will DIE” narrative, and found Hume’s tweet to be accurate:
Unbelievable the reaction…like the status quo has done anything
— Steve Tunney (@TunneySteve) December 7, 2017
Now Brit, you know people get all riled up when you use facts.
— Katherine (@katsmith1991) December 7, 2017
Very good point Mr. Hume. I wish all journalists were as professional and thoughtful as you. Keep up the good work. #JRBlog
— James Roberts (@JRNampuh) December 7, 2017
Someone needs to send this to Chris Matthews.He’s convinced it’s got something to do with Evangelicals and mystism. They are desperate and can’t believe others can read and Google.
— Carts54 (@carts54) December 7, 2017
Conservative Ben Shapiro, Trump’s loud critic, praised the president, saying Jerusalem should be under Israel’s control, adding that President Trump’s move was an act of “political bravery and moral courage.”
.@benshapiro: "If you are a Jew and you walk into East Jerusalem, your life is in danger. If you're an Arab and you walk into West Jerusalem, there's no problem at all, which signifies exactly why Jerusalem should be under Jewish control and not under Muslim control." pic.twitter.com/t4hSdJ11Iu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 6, 2017
— מוטי שטיגליץ Motish (@mmotish) December 6, 2017
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