Donald Trump keeps racking up wins while Democrats and the leftwing media constantly say he is incapable of the job he now holds. From the economy, to regulation cutting, to tax cuts, to judicial appointments, the hits just keep coming. His latest accomplishment has been to force the UN to cut it’s bloated spending and instead of increasing it’s 2018-2019 two year budget, he forced them along with his very capable partner, Nikki Haley to cut their budgets by a total of $885 Million dollars. The UN has two separate budgets. One for the administration of the UN, which was cut by $285 million dollars and it’s peacekeeping budget that was cut on Trump’s insistence by $600 million.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”
“This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable U.N. – is a big step in the right direction.”
Since the United States currently pays a whopping 22% of the UN budget, that translates into a $194.7 million dollar savings…so far. President Trump and Haley are working to force other countries to pay a heftier share.
Nikki Haley announced recently that the United States was keeping track of which countries are voting against us on the president’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why not? They’ve only occupied it for 3,000 years. Every former president continued to give foreign aid to countries who voted against us every time or at least nearly every time at the UN. President Trump has let it be known that those days are over. Isn’t it great to have a president again. You have to go back to the Reagan years to find a president who didn’t let other countries push us around.
The U.S. pays about 22 percent of the U.N.’s budget, or roughly $3.3 billion, and fully 28 percent of its peacekeeping effort.
The U.N.’s operating budget is separate from its peacekeeping budget, which was cut by $600 million this year, under pressure from President Donald Trump, AFP reported.
Trump last week threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor of a draft U.N. resolution calling for the U.S. to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The final tally was 128-9, with 35 nations abstaining, including five members of the European Union.
Even though I consider this a victory, I would much prefer that we drop out of the UN and throw them the hell out of our country.