Ambassador Nikki Haley echoed her boss’ no-nonsense rhetoric Wednesday in a pointed tweet. She warned that the U.S. would be paying close attention to UN member states who voted in favor of a resolution critical of the Trump administration. World leaders are still reeling from Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“We’re always asked to do more & give more,” Haley tweeted.
“So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl [people], abt [about] where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us.”
Trump knows what he’s doing. The flurry of complaints launched after his Jerusalem decision were both unnecessary and unhelpful. Once the rage subsides, peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians will be renewed.
Countries that betray American interests will have to take the consequences of their disapproval. Haley’s tweet noted that: “On Thursday, there will be a vote at the UN criticizing our choice. the U.S. will be taking names.”
Don’t expect American aid if you’re not willing to remain loyal. During a Wednesday cabinet meeting, President Trump reiterated Haley’s message.
“We’re watching those votes,” the President said.
“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 and nobody knows what they’re doing.”
Previous administrations cowed to UN demands. Trump isn’t combative, but he’s also not willing to let globalist concerns outweigh American interests.
“Nikki, that was the right message,” he said. “People that live here, our great citizens that love this country — they’re tired of this country being taken advantage of and we’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.”
At the UN we're always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names. pic.twitter.com/ZsusB8Hqt4
— Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley (@AmbNikkiHaley) December 19, 2017