Trump is doing serious damage to the United States by abandoning universal values and ceasing to promote 'soft power,' the support of democracy and the defense of human rights.
The President impetuously agreed to a summit meeting, with little if any consultation with experienced diplomats. That’s his style. That left officials scrambling to pick up the pieces. But what officials?
Even for Trump, a man who thrives on unilateralism and risk, no matter the consequences to his own country never mind the rest of the world, this was a stunningly bad move.
He flaunts his power, because he can — always with the goal of drawing as much attention to himself as possible. And that's easy to get when you casually sow destruction.
The Jerusalem Embassy Act was passed by Congress in 1995. It recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called for the city to remain undivided.