The United Nations was never really fond of Donald Trump getting elected, which is actually a good thing, since President Trump won’t allow them use our taxpayer dollars to keep up their suspicious deals which began under the former administration.
Newly released reports by the Foreign Policy say that “State Department staffers have been told they need to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent of the U.S. funding for U.N. programs.”
Of course, liberals had some comments, noting that the move was “unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen.”
“However, conservatives have been sick of sending $10 billion a year to an organization that’s viciously antisemitic and anti-Israel, allows some of the most heinous human rights abusers in the world on its Human Rights Council, and takes massive amounts of our money to fund that agenda.
Oh, and how’s that peace in Syria and Yemen going? Or that monitoring of Iran’s rogue nuclear program? In fact, the only thing that seems to be working out well for them is the vaccines for children thing, and I think we can fund that without spending $10 billion.
The biggest cut, numerically, seemed to be for peacekeeping. The Trump administration has asked State Department officials to “identify up to $1 billion in cuts in the U.N. peacekeeping budget, according to one source. The United States provides about $2.5 billion per year to fund peacekeepers.”
Upon learning this, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley immediately went on inspecting her last 16 deals through the UN in case a loophole appeared. It looks like they might be scared.
Sen. Ted Cruz stated in December:
“For eight long years, the Obama administration has worked systematically to undermine the nation of Israel. They actively worked to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu, and illegally used U.S. taxpayer funds to do so. Never has there been a more anti-Israel administration, and today’s United Nations vote is the culmination of their systemic agenda to weaken Israel and strengthen its enemies.”
It’s about time the U.S. stopped funding U.N. “missions.” President Trump has finally cut off the ties, as he did with the Paris Climate Accord.