During a Saturday-broadcast interview with Mike Huckabee, President Trump said he’s not moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem because he wants to give peace "a shot."
HUCKABEE: Ambassador Friedman recently indicated that the embassy will be moved to Jerusalem. Do we have a time frame?
TRUMP: Well, we're gonna make a decision in the not-too-distant future. Right now, we are actually working on a plan that everybody says will never work 'cause for many many years it's never worked. They say it's the toughest deal of all — is peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
So, we are going to work on that, and if that doesn't work — which is possible that it won't, to be totally honest. I mean, most people say it's an impossible deal. I don't think it is impossible, and I think it's something that can happen, and I think it's something that — I'm not making any predictions, but I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem. So, we'll see.
But, as you know, I'm very, very strong on Israel, and I want to see if we can make peace. If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it'll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen.
Here’s the video (the pertinent portion begins at the 15-minute mark):
Here’s Trump in March 2016 promising to move the embassy to Jerusalem: