On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home
News24 - Friday 8th December, 2017
Washington - US President Donald Trump's move to recognise the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president had his ears closely tuned to his supporters at home.
For Trump, the proclamation was an important way to make good on a pledge to his political base, which includes evangelical Christians and pro-Israel Republicans eager for such a move.
The president declared on Wednesday that "today, I am delivering".
Those were words to savour for a president who's been frustrated to see a number of key campaign pledges stalled or slowed - sometimes by a bitterly divided Congress, some by larger national or international concerns.
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