Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if he won he wouldn’t reverse President Trump’s controversial decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv from Yerushalayim.
“I think what’s done is done,” Buttigieg told “Axios on HBO” in a clip shared Sunday. “We need a big picture strategy on the Middle East, I don’t know that we’d gain much by moving it to Tel Aviv.”
Despite saying he wouldn’t reverse Trump’s actions, Buttigieg said that “doesn’t mean he did the right thing.”
“Here’s the problem with what he did,” Buttigieg said. “If you’re going to make a concession like that…you don’t do that without getting some kind of concession.”
“Instead, we’ve seen the Israeli government continue to act in ways that are detrimental to peace, and therefore I believe detrimental to U.S. interests,” he added.
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