President Obama’s press team responded to Mitt Romney’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel with their most explicit statement on the issue in recent days: he’s wrong.
“Well, our view is that that’s a different position than this administration holds,” Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during today’s press briefing. “It’s the view of this administration that the capital is something that should be determined in final status negotiations between the parties.”
Earnest was responding to Romney’s comment that “it is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.”
Obama’s spokesman said that Romney is “disagreeing with the position that was taken by Presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.”