aside President Has Plans To Get Even With UN For Recent Jerusalem Vote

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UNITED NATIONS

Within a week from when the vast majority of countries either voted against or abstained from the United States public recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

As per 12/25/17 Newsweek report, “Haley said there might be further budget cuts in the future. President Trump’s proposed 2018 spending budget would end funding for U.N. climate change programs and would cut funding to the United Nations Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF, by 16 percent.”

This is how the President Trump’s administration, the bully of the world acts, but this tactic is not conducive towards winning and influencing friends in countries around the world.

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Here’s the rest of the story…

December 26, 2017, the AP and Edward Helmore of the Guardian penned the following report, “US to make at least %285 m cut to UN budget after vote on Jerusalem.”

  • US is responsible for 22% of the UN’s annual operating budget
  • Timing sends message after UN rejects Trump’s recognition of Israeli capital

“The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-19 in what will be interpreted as a further ratcheting up of pressure from the Trump administration looking to bend decision-making at the international body to its will.”

“The announcement did not make clear the entire amount of the budget or specify what effect the cut would have on the US contribution.”

“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.”

Under the UN charter, the US is responsible for 22% of the the body’s annual operating budget, or around $1.2bn in 2017-18, and 28.5% of the cost of peacekeeping operations, estimated at $6.8bn over the same period.”

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“In her statement, Haley said she was pleased with the results of budget negotiations, and the US mission would continue to “look at ways to increase the UN’s efficiency while protecting our interests”.

“But the timing of the announcement sends a clear message. On Thursday, the general assembly voted 128-9 in favor of a resolution condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After the vote, Haley reminded the assembly that the US was “by far the single largest contributor to the UN” and would remember the vote “when we are called upon once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations,and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more, and to use our influence for their benefit.”

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“Before the vote, the US president, Donald Trump said at a cabinet meeting: “Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars … We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.”

“On Sunday, Guatemala became the first country to follow the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales made the announcement via Facebook.”

See: UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital

See: Death toll rises to 12 in violence after Trump’s Jerusalem recognition

13 comments

    • Dear Suze,

      The world leaders now have no doubt that we have a fool who is completely untrustworthy living in the White House.

      You are so right. His presence in the White House has made most of us, feel less safe.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  1. This makes me so furious. Donald Trump is a jackass and his boot-licker Nikki Haley is no better. To cut funding for climate change initiatives is bad enough, but to literally take food from the mouths of children is beyond evil. His arrogance is astounding and I hope the citizens of he world know that he does NOT represent us nor our wishes. Hugs!

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    • Dear Jill,

      Nikki Haley may kiss President Trump’s boots but in the process, she has ruined her integrity. Eventually as the president and his republican sycophants in his administration get booted out of Washington DC, between 2018-2020, she will be thrown out with him. She had a choice to save her reputation for the future and she chose the wrong side.

      Thanks a million times over for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Donald Trump is a vicious and vengeful little person, and now he is willing to take food from the mouths of starving children in order to retaliate because the rest of the world does not agree with him. Please read Gronda’s post about Trump’s latest failure of humanity. Thank you, Gronda, for sharing this with us.

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  3. There is apparently no line that the Dastardly Two-year-old will not limbo below. He is worse than a two-year-old to tell the truth. He is old enough to know he is an adult, but stupid enough to think he can always have his way. Speaking of which, I finally figured out why he has not had a bullet put into his head, or heart: All the crazies who would do such a thing are all on his side!!! The people who stand up to him are all decent, life-loving people who respect life, even his. This is really unfortunate for those self-same decent people, because no one wants to ruin their spiritual future, whatever that might be believed to be.

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    • Dear Rawgod,

      WELCOME!

      You might be on to something. The last thing that “we the people,” want as part of the coalition of the decent is to turn this president into a martyr. I am personally convinced that he and his republican sycophants in the White House and the US Congress will eventually hang themselves by their own deeds.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • (((Hugs back to you.))) The biggest problem I see with what you just said, the “republican psychophants” don’t care how history judges them. As I just said to We begone but Hopeful, al they care about is themselves. As long as they get what they want, the rest of eternity can go to hell, even the Republican Party of the future. Their vision is NOW, and their world is “ME”.

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  4. Perhaps a different perspective, if trump really wanted to influence the UN vote he would have made a realistic effort i.e. had a lower level US diplomat speak privately to a lower level diplomat from the other countries, keeping this “ bully threat”out of the news. This is how people who are successful at diplomacy and deal making achieve results. Here, as in other trump “foreign policy efforts” he is making foreign policy to divide people in the US while appealing to his supporters by making it look like he standing up to the whole world. By doing this trump reduced the safety and welfare of everyone in the United States to achieve a personal agenda.

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    • Dear Steve Naegele,

      WELCOME! I couldn’t have said it better. It is my opinion, that the president’s actions are too frequently designed to cater to a significant portion of his base even when he could be doing real harm to the US national security interests. His priority is to keep his base of supporters intact.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  5. Hi Gronda, great to see the majority of nations voted against/ abstain from recognizing Jerusalem as capitol. No country in their right mind would want to stir up the hornet’s nest that is the middle east. Trump is an idiot, but politically he’s in desperate need of Zionist support. If that means promising Jerusalem, then the world be damned.

    Incidentally, US never hid the fact that we “buy” UN votes by contributing the most every year. It’s about time member nations declare ENOUGH! The buck stops here, take your lousy dollars and shove it!

    From Jerusalem, Netanyahu offers Christians personal tours of Israel, acts like Jerusalem already theirs with US support!

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-christmas/from-jerusalem-netanyahu-offers-christians-personal-tours-of-israel-idUSKBN1EI0JC

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    • Dear !EarthUnited,

      Thanks a million for the reference. He not only wants support from Israel, he is catering big time to the Evangelicals, as part of his base.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  6. Gronda-After writing my own blog post on the topic (https://blindinjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/the-catastrophic-consequences-of-the-united-states-cutting-funding-from-the-united-nations/) I looked to see who else has written on the topic and saw your post. I’m so glad you wrote on this. I feel like the media has given very little coverage to the real harm that people around the world would feel as a result of these deep funding cuts. Maybe you’re seeing something different though…

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