Trump’s reckless decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his announcement that the U.S. would be moving its embassy to the ancient city was met with alarm by the rest of the world.
The president did it without considering or understanding how the move could inflame an already unstable region and make it nigh impossible to pursue any kind of meaningful negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and the beneficiary of a lifetime of nepotism and privilege, was previously given the herculean task of forging a last peace in the Middle East, and so far he has succeeded at exacerbating problems in ways previously thought impossible. The entire Jerusalem fiasco demonstrates just how woefully unequipped he is to tackle the task.
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Just today, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to rebuke the American President by declaring his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “null and void.”
The embarrassing rejection of Trump’s agenda was made all the more worse because Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley toothlessly warned the world beforehand that the United States would be taking the names of those who voted against Trump. Clearly, the world doesn’t take the Trump administration very seriously.
Actor Ron Perlman, of Sons of Anarchy fame, has been a vocal critic of Trump and his failed presidency for some time now. In light of the United Nations’ vote, he took to Twitter to slam Donald Trump and his “historic peacemaking slumlord Jared Kushner.”
Perlman added that it’s not the United States taking the hardline position on Israel, it’s Trump and Kushner personally. The two of them are responsible for embarrassing this country, and making the Middle East more dangerous.
People are asking, why is the United States taking this divisive position on Jerusalem? Let’s get it straight..Donald Trump and his great and historic peacemaking slumlord Jared Kushner are taking this position. Not the United States.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) December 21, 2017
Perlman’s tweet is spot-on. Trump and Kushner aren’t representing the best interests of America. They’re charging ahead heedless of risk in a desperate effort to appear like they’re actually accomplishing things. The sooner they are removed from the White House, the sooner this nation can regain its standing in the world.