The President Broke A Campaign Promise

June 3, 2017

For those who think I defend President Trump no matter what, out of party loyalty or whatever: nope, I just call things the way I see them. Sometimes that means defending Trump because I think his actions are correct and the criticism of him is hypocritical, hysterical and purely partisan. But when I disagree with what he’s doing, I say so. And I must say I was disappointed in his breaking of a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the legitimate capital of Israel and to move the US Embassy there.

It’s claimed that Trump’s signing of a waiver to keep the Embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months (Congress approved the move to Jerusalem in 1995, and Presidents have been delaying it “by six months” for 22 years) is just a “bargaining chip” to give him more time to negotiate the move without upsetting Arab leaders. But frankly, anything we do that shows support for Israel will upset Arab leaders, so who cares? Besides, this doesn’t just show support for Israel, it recognizes reality.


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Like Charlie Brown hoping that Lucy won’t yank away the football yet again, we can hope this is the last six-month delay. But Trump had the perfect opportunity and platform to keep his promise and announce the Embassy move when he was in Israel and had just met with Arab leaders. It was a disappointment and a blown opportunity. That’s how I see it, and I’m calling it that way.

PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT. I READ THEM!

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Comments 1-5 of 47

  • rick glushakow

    06/09/2017 05:58 AM

    Thanks Governor Mike: As an American and an Israeli I appreciate your sentiments and your integrity. President Trump is much better than Hillary would have been (Thank God) and better that the Obamination ever was: but anything that can be done to motivate him to do the right thing is helpful. Of course Jerusalem is Israel's capital and we need to state it forthrightly. He should be the first President to recognize this and move the embassy. It will enhance his legacy in both this world and the next. Thank you again for all of your support. We love you when you come visit!

  • James Crowson

    06/09/2017 02:34 AM

    I oppose the delay of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and I hope in 6 months TRUMP fullfills his campaign promise by moving the U.S. Embassy to JERUSALEM. Only GOOD can come from it. God is watching and is waiting to see if we have the courage to take back His place in Jerusalem.

  • Bill Staigar

    06/08/2017 11:29 PM

    Trump is only six months, six months into his term. Yes, he went to Jerusalem and didn't move the embassy...Yet. I think he may be biding his time to make the move when it would be at a more significant time when the Arab world will take notice and finally realize that Trump just may be the real deal. Don't call it a broken promise yet, let's wait and see when he will finally say enough is enough in the Middle East.

  • Jeremiah Ward

    06/08/2017 10:45 PM

    Well said! All conservatives need to call out Trump when he breaks promises. Hold him accountable.

  • Danny Fye

    06/08/2017 07:21 PM

    "But Trump had the perfect opportunity and platform to keep his promise and announce the Embassy move when he was in Israel and had just met with Arab leaders."

    I think that because Trump had just met with Arab leaders AND the agreement he made with them is the reason why he balked at the opportunity to make the promised move at that time.

    I will give Trump a certain amount of the benefit of the doubt for now, and wait and see IF he uses a future opportunity to keep his campaign promise or not. He does have a huge load on his shoulders fighting the liar’s media while trying to balance what he ACTUALLY can and cannot do in this country AND the world!

    Campaign promises are easy to make while running but much harder to keep, if at all, once one is in the Oval Office. Until one steps foot in the Oval Office as President of the USA, one does not really know firsthand what it is like to walk in the shoes of The President of The United States of America! Like armchair quarterbacks, the rest are armchair Presidents!

    I do not blindly support President Trump, while at the same time; I do try to a certain extent, to give him the benefit of the doubt and you should too.

    www.thestoprock.com

The President Broke A Campaign Promise

June 3, 2017

For those who think I defend President Trump no matter what, out of party loyalty or whatever: nope, I just call things the way I see them. Sometimes that means defending Trump because I think his actions are correct and the criticism of him is hypocritical, hysterical and purely partisan. But when I disagree with what he’s doing, I say so. And I must say I was disappointed in his breaking of a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the legitimate capital of Israel and to move the US Embassy there.

It’s claimed that Trump’s signing of a waiver to keep the Embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months (Congress approved the move to Jerusalem in 1995, and Presidents have been delaying it “by six months” for 22 years) is just a “bargaining chip” to give him more time to negotiate the move without upsetting Arab leaders. But frankly, anything we do that shows support for Israel will upset Arab leaders, so who cares? Besides, this doesn’t just show support for Israel, it recognizes reality.


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Like Charlie Brown hoping that Lucy won’t yank away the football yet again, we can hope this is the last six-month delay. But Trump had the perfect opportunity and platform to keep his promise and announce the Embassy move when he was in Israel and had just met with Arab leaders. It was a disappointment and a blown opportunity. That’s how I see it, and I’m calling it that way.

PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT. I READ THEM!

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Comments 1-5 of 47

  • rick glushakow

    06/09/2017 05:58 AM

    Thanks Governor Mike: As an American and an Israeli I appreciate your sentiments and your integrity. President Trump is much better than Hillary would have been (Thank God) and better that the Obamination ever was: but anything that can be done to motivate him to do the right thing is helpful. Of course Jerusalem is Israel's capital and we need to state it forthrightly. He should be the first President to recognize this and move the embassy. It will enhance his legacy in both this world and the next. Thank you again for all of your support. We love you when you come visit!

  • James Crowson

    06/09/2017 02:34 AM

    I oppose the delay of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and I hope in 6 months TRUMP fullfills his campaign promise by moving the U.S. Embassy to JERUSALEM. Only GOOD can come from it. God is watching and is waiting to see if we have the courage to take back His place in Jerusalem.

  • Bill Staigar

    06/08/2017 11:29 PM

    Trump is only six months, six months into his term. Yes, he went to Jerusalem and didn't move the embassy...Yet. I think he may be biding his time to make the move when it would be at a more significant time when the Arab world will take notice and finally realize that Trump just may be the real deal. Don't call it a broken promise yet, let's wait and see when he will finally say enough is enough in the Middle East.

  • Jeremiah Ward

    06/08/2017 10:45 PM

    Well said! All conservatives need to call out Trump when he breaks promises. Hold him accountable.

  • Danny Fye

    06/08/2017 07:21 PM

    "But Trump had the perfect opportunity and platform to keep his promise and announce the Embassy move when he was in Israel and had just met with Arab leaders."

    I think that because Trump had just met with Arab leaders AND the agreement he made with them is the reason why he balked at the opportunity to make the promised move at that time.

    I will give Trump a certain amount of the benefit of the doubt for now, and wait and see IF he uses a future opportunity to keep his campaign promise or not. He does have a huge load on his shoulders fighting the liar’s media while trying to balance what he ACTUALLY can and cannot do in this country AND the world!

    Campaign promises are easy to make while running but much harder to keep, if at all, once one is in the Oval Office. Until one steps foot in the Oval Office as President of the USA, one does not really know firsthand what it is like to walk in the shoes of The President of The United States of America! Like armchair quarterbacks, the rest are armchair Presidents!

    I do not blindly support President Trump, while at the same time; I do try to a certain extent, to give him the benefit of the doubt and you should too.

    www.thestoprock.com