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
— Petty Betty (@PettyBettyBB) May 16, 2017
Trump’s pro-Israel stances early were heartening.
B.S. out of Spicer’s pie-hole is infuriating.
OBVIOUSLY, Western Wall is in Jerusalem.
— Melissa Mackenzie ?? (@MelissaTweets) 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?
— roslyn braun (@roslynbraun31) May 16, 2017
Follow-up: where is Jerusalem https://t.co/oYxznYnigX
— Daniel Rubin (@DanielYRubin) May 16, 2017
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) May 16, 2017
— Nadeem Muaddi (@nmuaddi) May 16, 2017
Perhaps tomorrow he can finally answer the biggest geography puzzler of 2016: What is Aleppo?