President Donald Trump decided to officially declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, while moving the U.S. embassy to that city. The United Nations general assembly voted to condemn Trump’s decision 128-9. But who are they to condemn anything the United States does, considering the amount of taxpayer dollars we give to other countries?
It total, we give foreign countries $24,485,383,599. Yes, you read that obscene number correctly. The Daily Caller broke down the numbers by country. Here are just a few; Afghanistan receives $5,060,306,050, North Korea gets $2,142,161, Egypt pockets $1,239,291,240, Ethiopia sees $1,111,152,703, Iraq is given $5,280,379,380, and Japan is given $5,280,379,380.
That money could be helping the United States economy, education, military, veterans, or even lower the national debt. Instead of sending the money to other countries, who have no respect for us or our President, we could actually help those who need it here.
Am I saying take money away from countries just because they don’t agree with us? Absolutely not. However, these countries consistently vote against the United States, and our allies, and maybe it’s time to re-evaluate just what kind of relationship we have with them.
Trump warned Wednesday that the vote could impact “billions of dollars” in U.S. aid.
“Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot,” Trump said. “We don’t care. 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.”
Americans are “tired of being taken advantage of” at the U.N. “and we’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer,” Trump said.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said, “no vote in the United Nations will make any difference” on the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, which will go ahead because “it is the right thing to do.”
“We will remember it when we are called upon once again to make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations,” Haley said. “And we will remember 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.”