The White House criticized Romney for daring to adopt a policy on
Jerusalem that is different from previous administrations.
The White House criticized Mitt Romney on Monday for adopting a
policy on Jerusalem that is different from previous administrations´.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee declared in Jerusalem
that the city is the capital of Israel, while the Obama
administration and predecessors have refused to do because it
includes areas of the city unrecognized by the United States.
Josh Earnest, White House spokesman, responded at a press conference
to a reporter’s question on Romney’s remarks and criticized the
Republican candidate for disagreeing with previously stated policies.
“Some people are scratching their heads a bit” over his comments,
Earnest said. “The capital is something that should be determined in
final status negotiations between the parties.” He added that the
Obama position on Jerusalem is the same “that’s been held by previous
administrations, both Democratic and Republican. So if Mr. Romney
disagrees with that position, he’s also disagreeing with the position
that was taken by Presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan."