Not everyone in mainstream media was furious at President Trump for his historic decision on Jerusalem.
Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.
The president called the move a decision based solely on common sense.
“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Trump said on Wednesday. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality.”
Trump also said he believed the decision would ultimately lead to lasting peace in the often volatile region.
The decision to break status quo sent mainstream media shills into over drive blasting the President. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell went so far as to try to spin the historic move as a plot to help Republican Roy Moore win a special election in Alabama.
Then came Fox News’ Brit Hume’s welcomed voice of reason. Hume took to Twitter to remind everyone that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been law for 22 years. And that Trump’s the only US. President with the guts to do it.
It’s worth remembering amid the handwringing that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol and moving our embassy there has been U.S. law for 22 years, reaffirmed recently. A succession of presidents has waived the law. https://t.co/xcGqktZle2
— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 6, 2017
Hume’s tweet wasn’t exactly well received by everyone:
It is extremely dangerous for our embassy personnel in Israel. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem seems like a logical move but suicidal in every way. It is the duty of the president foremost to protect all America people first. This is act does not line up.
— RiskAverse (@nzyokad) December 7, 2017
What’s REALLY worth remembering: A president who has a firm & nuanced grasp of geo-political realities is essential to American interests & security. & one who uses every opportunity to toss red meat to the knuckle-dragging troglodytes making up his base…means people will DIE.
— Krown City King (@GavHull) December 6, 2017
Not everyone, however, shared the “people will DIE” narrative and Hume found a lot of support for his rational observance.
Unbelievable the reaction…like the status quo has done anything
— Steve Tunney (@TunneySteve) December 7, 2017
Now Brit, you know people get all riled up when you use facts.
— Katherine (@katsmith1991) December 7, 2017
Very good point Mr. Hume. I wish all journalists were as professional and thoughtful as you. Keep up the good work. #JRBlog
— James Roberts (@JRNampuh) December 7, 2017
Someone needs to send this to Chris Matthews.He’s convinced it’s got something to do with Evangelicals and mystism. They are desperate and can’t believe others can read and Google.
— Carts54 (@carts54) December 7, 2017
Conservative Ben Shapiro, and one of Trump’s notable critics, heaped rare praise on the president, saying Jerusalem should be under Israel’s control. Shapiro called Trump’s move was an act of “politcal bravery and moral courage.”
.@benshapiro: "If you are a Jew and you walk into East Jerusalem, your life is in danger. If you're an Arab and you walk into West Jerusalem, there's no problem at all, which signifies exactly why Jerusalem should be under Jewish control and not under Muslim control." pic.twitter.com/t4hSdJ11Iu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 6, 2017
— מוטי שטיגליץ Motish (@mmotish) December 6, 2017
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