Trump slams countries who voted against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel


Protest in Israel over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Photo: The Times of Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed countries that voted at the UN General Assembly against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying they were against America’s sovereign right to make the recognition.

Trump, in a rousing State of the Union Address, his first as president, said: “American taxpayers generously send those same countries billions of dollars in aid every year.

“That is why, tonight, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests, and only go to America’s friends.

“As we strengthen friendships around the world, we are also restoring clarity about our adversaries,” he said.

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