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Trump reckless to play with a match on a powder keg

China Daily | Updated: 2017-12-07 07:24

If United States President Donald Trump's previous foreign policy moves have by and large been driven by putting "America first", formally recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and planning to move the US embassy there would be best described as ill-advised, more accurately dangerously foolhardy.

Whatever motivated the announcement, the potential consequences surely make it too costly to be put into action by anyone willing to listen to reason. Trump has received warnings from around the world of the dire consequences that will result from this.

Of course, it may be intended to shift public attention at home, if temporarily, away from the investigation which has now snared his former security advisor Michael Flynn. It is, of course, intended to please his backers. And the Israeli government, of course, applauds it. But what else?

Trump reckless to play with a match on a powder keg

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