Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote - The Libtards go apeshit !
Thursday, December 21, 2017
The outcry over this tonight is predictable and immense.
“International bullying,” tweeted Linda Sarsour. Yes, but Trump is the
one who is standing up to it. The idea that the U.S. should subsidize
its enemies and ideological foes is a hallmark of the failed foreign
policy establishment that needs to be thoroughly repudiated.
“Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote,” by Roberta Rampton and Michelle Nichols, Reuters, December 20, 2017:
WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President
Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to
countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution
calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize
Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of
dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those
votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump
told reporters at the White House.
The 193-member U.N. General Assembly will hold a rare emergency
special session on Thursday – at the request of Arab and Muslim
countries – to vote on a draft resolution, which the United States
vetoed on Monday in the 15-member U.N. Security Council.The remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favor of the
Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the
United States or Trump but which expressed “deep regret at recent
decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, in a letter to dozens of U.N. states on
Tuesday seen by Reuters, warned that Trump had asked her to “report back
on those countries who voted against us.” She bluntly echoed that call in a Twitter post: “The U.S. will be taking names.”
Several senior diplomats said Haley’s warning was unlikely to change
many votes in the General Assembly, where such direct, public threats
are rare. Some diplomats brushed off the warning as more likely aimed at
impressing U.S. voters.
According to figures from the U.S. government’s aid agency USAID, in
2016 the United States provided some $13 billion in economic and
military assistance to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and $1.6 billion
to states in East Asia and Oceania.