The White House press secretary tried to pass a bible school geography lesson off as a foreign policy stance Tuesday, and it didn't go well.
When asked whether or not the Western Wall — one of the holiest sites in Judaism, and a major point of contention — belonged to the nation of Israel, Sean Spicer dodged the question, saying that the wall is "clearly in Jerusalem."
And the internet responded, mostly with some well-deserved mockery:
"Question: Where's Jerusalem?"— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 16, 2017
I love Spicer's answer that the Kotel is "clearly in Jerusalem." Finally something all sides can agree on— Amir Tibon (@amirtibon) May 16, 2017
Spicer: the Western Wall is clearly in Jerusalem (but where is Jerusalem?)— Shirley Zilberstein (@SZilberstein) May 16, 2017
Spicer asked if the Western Wall is in Israel: It's a holy site, it's in Jerusalem, the rest will be discussed. Won't say it's in Israel— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) May 16, 2017
"The Western Wall ... is clearly in Jerusalem," Sean Spicer says. He punts on whether the wall is in Israel.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 16, 2017
Trump's pro-Israel stances early were heartening.— Melissa Mackenzie 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) May 16, 2017
B.S. out of Spicer's pie-hole is infuriating.
OBVIOUSLY, Western Wall is in Jerusalem.
@ChemiShalev Spicer:— roslyn braun (@roslynbraun31) May 16, 2017
Wall in Jerusalem check)
Jerusalem in Israel (to be discussed/sensitive/no response)
Hardly a comparison with the UN in NY. WTF?
Follow-up: where is Jerusalem https://t.co/oYxznYnigX— Daniel Rubin (@DanielYRubin) May 16, 2017
Perhaps tomorrow he can finally answer the biggest geography puzzler of 2016: What is Aleppo?Nate Madden is a staff writer for Conservative Review, focusing on religious freedom, immigration, and the judiciary. Follow him @NateMaddenCR and on Facebook.
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