When President Donald Trump officially allowed the U.S. government to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he fulfilled a campaign promise.
It's considered a rarity in Washington, D.C., as many see politicians fail to follow through on what they told voters on the campaign trail.
With Trump fulfilling another promise, CNN's Stephen Collinson provided the following analysis:
It was just the latest instance of the President obstinately honoring the bumper-sticker vows he made to his ultra-loyal supporters — even those that horrify the political and foreign policy establishment, media critics and allied leaders. On Wednesday, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, defying international fury, and promised to move the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv, a step considered too risky by his immediate predecessors.
“Trump has also been as good as his word in other areas,” Collinson continued. “As promised, he has moved to renegotiate NAFTA, pulled out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, walked out of the Paris climate accord, targeted the Iran nuclear deal and introduced a travel ban for residents of some majority Muslim nations, while adopting other radical immigration policies.”
Despite what some predicted, the economy not only has not taken a turn for the worse, but it has flourished: “Trump vowed to preside over economic growth and set the stock market soaring. The gross domestic product expanded 3.3% in the third quarter, a three-year high, and the Dow just topped 24,000 points.”