Trump opens Hanukkah speech with Jerusalem

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December 8, 2017 08:24
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US President Donald Trump opened his Hanukkah speech by saying there “a lot of happy people in the room…Jerusalem.”

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the traditional White House Hanukkah celebration on Thursday evening. President Trump repeatedly referred to his Wednesday address in which he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a diplomatic declaration that had caused strong reactions around Israel and the world.

“I know for a fact there are a lot of happy people in this room [the East Room of the White House]” said the American president before being interrupted by a round of applause, after which he said: “Jerusalem.”

Trump spoke about the miracle of Hanukkah, saying that no force had been able to crush the spirit of extinguish the faith of the Jewish people. He then said that "right now I'm thinking about what's going on and the love that's all over Israel and all about Jerusalem." After which he had to pause due to another round of applause. 

The Jewish holiday will start this upcoming Tuesday.

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