…and they ain’t “Merry Christmas.” The UN General Assembly today voted 128-9 to condemn the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Some of those 128 countries don’t have a lot of room for criticizing anybody, as Jake Tapper admirably points out:
It’s time these folks were sent packing. Ironically, though, by ignoring Nikki Halley’s warning two days ago, the UN may have given Americans an unintended Christmas gift:
These are the top 10 recipients of U.S. foreign aid. Israel (as expected) did not support the UN resolution against the U.S. Of the others, Nigeria abstained, and the rest voted literally to bite the hand that feeds them!
Here’s what I find interesting about this: If you add up all the assistance aside from Israel’s, it comes to $10.2 billion dollars. In 2016, the United States also gave the United Nations about $10 billion in total contributions.
Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security publicly estimated construction of Trump’s promised enhanced border with Mexico (“the wall”) would cost around $21 billion.
Ditch the ingrates, and the wall is paid for without adding a penny to the deficit. Thanks, UN!
THIS is what an American-first administration looks like. Let’s see what President Trump does with Ambassador Haley’s “list of names.” The “bully pulpit” could make continued Congressional funding of these international leeches a lot less palatable than has been the case in the past.