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As it stands, Trump seems to be waffling.

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Submitted by Michael S, Jan 25, 2017 at 06:12

Barry Black, you seem very definite that Trump will go through on his campaign promise regarding relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem. This is not, however, what I gathered by what his press secretary, Mr. Spicer, said:

"In response to a question asking if the US embassy would be in Jerusalem at the end of the next four years, Mr Spicer said: "There's a reason you go through a decision-making process, and that's what we're in the process of starting right now. "I don't want to get ahead of – IF IT WAS ALREADY A DECISION, WE WOULDN'T BE GOING THROUGH A PROCESS." he added."

-- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-israel-us-embassy-jerusalem-no-decision-sean-spicer-press-briefing-move-from-tel-aviv-a7542551.html

Notice that the questioner wasn't asking Spicer about the DETAILS of relocating the embassy; he was asking him WHETHER Trump would indeed do this during his time in office. Either Trump is backpedalling, out of cowardice, or Spicer is a very poor communicator; and I notice that Trump has not bothered to correct Spicer.

For the moment, I will give Trump the benefit of the doubt, and ascribe this whole affair to incompetence; but I am concerned for him and for us.

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