Trump says Jerusalem move is 'long overdue'

 06 Dec 2017 - 20:17

Trump says Jerusalem move is 'long overdue'
US President Donald Trump holds a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 6, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB

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Washington: Hours before a momentous announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the move was "long overdue."

"Many presidents have said they want to do something and they didn't do it, whether it's courage or they changed their mind, I can't tell you," Trump said, portraying himself as daring to fulfil a promise that previous presidents have shied away from.

"I think it's long overdue," he said.