Trump promotes Fox coverage of embassy opening

Trump promotes Fox coverage of embassy opening
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE early Monday promoted Fox News’s coverage of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem. 

“U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem will be covered live on @FoxNews & @FoxBusiness. Lead up to 9:00 A.M. (eastern) event has already begun," the president wrote on Twitter.

"A great day for Israel!” he added.


Trump has previously promoted Fox News and its coverage on Twitter while criticizing negative coverage from other outlets and labeling them "fake news."

Trump announced last year that he would move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, a decision that caused criticism and concern from leaders across the globe. Palestinians hope to make the eastern portion Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War, the capital of an independent state.

Violence flared at the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Monday ahead of the formal embassy move. 

Meanwhile, diplomats from western European Union nations did not attend a launch event Sunday meant to commemorate the U.S. moving its outpost, according to a Reuters report.