On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

2017-12-07 14:38
US President Donald Trump. (Evan Vucci, AP)

US President Donald Trump. (Evan Vucci, AP)

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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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