The international diplomatic juggernaut statesman that is President Donald J. Trump promised us MAGA (Make America Great Again). Now we are getting MIGA (Make Israel Great Again) as a bonus.
Just last week, an entire city square near the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem was named after Mr. Trump.
“This is the way in which Jerusalem returns love to the president and residents of the United States who stand by the state of Israel,” the city’s mayor said last week. “President Trump decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people, stand on the side of historical truth and do the right thing.”
Mr. Trump stunned the whole world and scandalized the American political class last year by announcing that he was not lying during the campaign when he promised to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
For years, it has been standard accepted protocol in the United States for all politicians to promise moving the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s capital during the campaign. Standard accepted protocol then dictates that, once elected, politicians renege on that promise.
When Mr. Trump revealed that he, in fact, intended to keep his campaign promise, U.S. politicians and reporters covering them were shocked and dismayed and issued statements denouncing Mr. Trump for believing that stupid American voters and taxpaying suckers should have any say in government affairs, particularly overseas.