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Trump Says He Refused to Approve $1 Billion Jerusalem Embassy

  • Says U.S. will spend less than half a million dollars on move
  • New embassy, angering Palestinians, to open next month
Bloomberg business news
President Trump says he rejected plans to build a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem for $1 billion.(Source: Bloomberg)

President Donald Trump said he rejected a proposal to build a new U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem for $1 billion, and instead the U.S. will spend less than half a million dollars to open the facility next month.

“The papers were put before me to sign an application for more than $1 billion to build an embassy,” Trump said Friday at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. “I had my name half-signed and I noticed the figure and I never got to the word ‘Trump.”’