Steve Bannon had already planned on moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on US President Trump’s first day in office, according to a new book based on interviews with him and others. “Let Jordan take the West Bank, let Egypt take Gaza,” Bannon said. “Let them deal with it.”
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Since US President Donald Trump’s first day in office, Steve Bannon had already planned on moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, journalist Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” reveals. The book is based on numerous conversations held with Bannon and other Trump administration officials after Wolff was granted full access to the White House and the US government.
According to Wolff’s book, Bannon’s remarks regarding the embassy move were said to former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Alies at a dinner in Wolff’s home. “Day one we’re moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem,” Bannon reportedly explained to Alies. “Netanyahu’s all-in. Sheldon is all in.”
Bannon also allegedly described his Middle East plan, stating: “We know where we’re heading on this. Let Jordan take the West Bank, let Egypt take Gaza. Let them deal with it. Or sink trying.”
Wolff’s book was released on Friday, while several excerpts were published this week in the media. In the book, Wolff alleges that no one in Trump’s presidential campaign expected him to win the coveted job, including Trump himself. Wolf claims that “Melania was in tears – and not of joy,” upon learning of her husband’s victory.