Right after the 2016 presidential election, I wrote an article in which I articulated the MOST important things that Trump must do to keep his administration safe:
Here is the piece:
President Trump’s State Department is going rogue regarding Trump’s statement on Jerusalem being the eternal capital of Israel.
Despite Trump’s Announcement, State Department is not recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel
The Zionist Organization of America called on the US State Department this week to change its policy vis-à-vis Jerusalem in light of President Donald Trump’s declaration that the US would recognize the city as Israel’s capital and would relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
A day after the announcement, the US State Department downplayed the move, adding that it had not altered its policy regarding government documents provided to US citizens born in Jerusalem. For decades, the US has listed the place of birth of individuals born in Jerusalem simply as “Jerusalem”, with no country listed.
“At this time, there are no changes to our current practices regarding place of birth on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and U.S. Passports,” the State Department told The Associated Press last week.
“With respect to maps, we are, of course, examining that issue, and when we have a decision we will announce it with respect to how we will treat Jerusalem for official USG-produced mapping purposes.”
The statement was issued despite claims by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the department would “immediately begin” implementing President Trump’s decision, including the relocation of the US embassy.
“The State Department will immediately begin the process to implement this decision by starting the preparations to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”
Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis (Fl-6) criticized the State Department over the refusal to alter its policy, tweeting “This does NOT faithfully implement the President’s policy to enact the tenets of the Jerusalem Embassy Act. Passports should say ‘Jerusalem, Israel’!”
This week, the ZOA released a statement calling on the State Department to implement the president’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The ZOA noted that as per the US Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the State Department is obliged to adhere to the president’s decisions vis-à-vis recognition.
“The Secretary [of State] will not list a sovereign that contradicts the President’s recognition policy in a passport,” the 5-4 ruling determined. “The power to recognize foreign states resides in the President alone.” – source
So it seems that there is a well organized rebellion about Trump’s declaration. The State Department is treading on thin ice since this is a law that they must uphold the presidential declarations.
If Trump had only Drained that Murky Swamp
I am to disappointed that draining that swamp of progressives and Muslim Brotherhood members put in place by Obama, was not a TOP priority with the Trump administration.
I believe that leaving these people in place puts our president at a very high risk for a coup to remove him.
Brethren – PLEASE pray that President Trump will finally realize the important of getting rid of the swamp creatures who want the destruction of America!