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Jerusalem Mayor: 'Seriously' Considering Naming Train Station After Trump

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By    |   Friday, 02 March 2018 02:57 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Friday that his nation's government "will seriously consider" naming a train station located close to the Western Wall after President Donald Trump.

"There was a news report late last year that the train station near the Western Wall was going to be named after Donald Trump. Is that actually happening?" the Daily Beast political editor Sam Stein asked Barkat on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" during an interview with the mayor.

"It's too early," Barkat replied. "But we would like to recognize President Trump, and commend him and thank him for what he has done, for the fact that he's moving the embassy and the recognition, the deep recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people."

Stein then asked if Israel will name the train station after Trump, to which Barkat said "we will seriously consider this; it's a process, but we'll seriously consider it."

Last December, Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz revealed plans to name a train station in the center of Jerusalem's Old City after Trump.

"The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after President Trump — following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel," Katz said then.

In May, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall.

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Friday that his nation's government "will seriously consider" naming a train station located close to the Western Wall after President Donald Trump.
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