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Trump: Maybe I'll go to Jerusalem embassy opening

President Trump with German chancellor Angela Merkel
Trump and Merkel at Friday's press conference. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump said this afternoon that he "may go" to the opening ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14.

Why it matters: Trump's statement during a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel was somewhat surprising, because in the last few weeks, both the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said it was highly unlikely that Trump would be able to attend.