Donald Trump Falsely Insisted the US Embassy In Jerusalem Is Already Built

Type: Misleading StatementsOct 31 2018 Severity:
About: Israel
Donald Trump bragged that he was able to get the United States Embassy in Jerusalem built for "$1 billion less than people thought" it would, which is a claim that is misleading at best and an outright lie at worst. What the Trump Administration did was simply place say the US consulate in Jerusalem, which is already a brick and mortar building, will become the official US Embassy. Trump then proposed a new embassy to be built, which will cost in the hundreds of millions, if not more, if Congress approves the funding.

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Quote | The proposed permanent Embassy isn't even under construction.

"The embassy is already built. It’s already opened. And it came in $1 billion less than people thought."