Last week, the United Nations voted to condemn United States’ decision to move their embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Before the vote, Trump’s U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley decided it would be a great idea to threaten the entire world. She stood in front of the U.N. and announced that the U.S. would be “taking names” and would remember who voted against them:
We do this because it represents who we are… when we make generous contributions to the U.N. we also have a legitimate expectation that our goodwill is recognized. If our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our resources in more productive ways.
Despite her threats, more than 100 countries voted in favor of condemning the Trump Administration for their ignorant decision to move the embassy. And, of course, the petty ass administration decided to follow through on its threats on Sunday. While many were celebrating Christmas festivities, the State Department announced that the U.S. would be reducing its contribution to the United Nations by nearly $300 million:
Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked. This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN – is a big step in the right direction. While we are pleased with the results of this year’s budget negotiations, you can be sure we’ll continue to look at ways to increase the UN’s efficiency while protecting our interests,” said Ambassador Haley.
The Trump Administration is an absolute disgrace. Donald Trump is an ignorant fool who does not understand why the United Nations is so important and his lack of knowledge, combined with his nationalist beliefs, has created a rift between us and them. And that is not a very smart decision for an administration that’s constantly threatening war with North Korea–but we all know this administration isn’t very bright.