President Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut aid to countries that oppose the U.S. at the United Nations, on the eve of a vote on a resolution criticizing his Israel policy.
“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us,” Trump said Wednesday before a Cabinet meeting. “Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”
That was a reiteration of a threat U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made Tuesday, in anticipation of an emergency session for the UN General Assembly to condemn Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It also follows Haley’s veto of a related UN Security Council draft resolution that she dubbed “an insult” to the U.S.
“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 and nobody knows what they’re doing,” Trump said. “So, Nikki, that was the right message that you and I agreed to be sent yesterday.”
Read more at the Washington Examiner.