In response to President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, the U.N. voted to negate that decision.
The meaningless vote didn’t serve them well. Trump followed through with his, and Amb. Nikki Haley’s, earlier statements about cutting funding from the corrupt and biased world body.
“We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of,” the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said, adding that the “inefficiency and overspending” of the organization was well-known.
This time by $285 million. That amounts to 23.75% of our operating cost contribution ($1.2 B), not counting the cost of peacekeeping operations.
It’s a good start.
Links: Guardian: US to make at least $285m cut to UN budget after vote on Jerusalem | ABC: US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget | NYT: Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem