President-elect Donald Trump is not in office yet, but he’s already begun making waves, and preparing some changes. Some of these include making deals with investors and business leaders, and some of these means announcing policy changes.
Apparently, the White House feels Trump may be stepping up to the plate a bit early, and sought to remind him that he’s not the president yet.
When the UN passed United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, Trump tweeted out his displeasure, and vowed that “things will be different after Jan. 20th.” This prompted a response from Washington.
From the Washington Examiner:
In a briefing on the move Friday, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, said, “On the president-elect, the first thing I’d just say is that there’s one president at a time. President Obama is the president of the United States until Jan. 20, and we are taking this action, of course, as U.S. policy.”
Of course, Rhodes is stating exactly what Trump had said in regards to the date, but he continues on the actions taken against Israel.
Rhodes also said of Israel, “I believe that despite what has at times been very strident Israeli government criticism of U.S. policies that President Obama has always made Israel and its security sacrosanct in his approach to these issues.”
There are some that would disagree with this assessment vehemently.