Breitbart is calling the move a “Christmas miracle”:
“Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), announced Sunday night that the federal government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by 285 million dollars. …
Haley’s statement comes after the U.N. voted to condemn the United States for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution, backed by nations with long records of extreme human rights abuses, passed 128-9 last Thursday. Haley immediately responded by threatening to reduce America’s U.N. funding.
“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” Haley told the assembly in New York City. …”
This is symbolic of where we are at with the Trump administration.
If you had told us two years that President Donald Trump was going to cut the UN budget by $285 million dollars for attacking our national sovereignty, we would have thought it was a great move. It sounds like we are putting “America First.” He is standing up to the globalists and asserting our national interests. This is a sort of Christmas present for his nationalist supporters.
Now, let’s suppose you had sat us down two years ago and told us the following: it’s true that Donald Trump is cutting the UN’s funding by $285 million, but that is because AIPAC and Sheldon Adelson have bought our foreign policy and have even more power than they did under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In order to reward Sheldon Adelson for the millions of dollars he invested in the Trump campaign, we recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Hanukkah, which outraged the rest of the world. We appointed Nikki Haley as our UN ambassador, who believes that Binomo is a real country, and she threatened foreign countries for asserting their independence from the Israel Lobby. Then in a bold assertion of our “America First” principles, we cut the UN’s funding on Christmas.
In other words, the Trump administration has managed to create a situation where the globalists at the UN come across as sympathetic, and the “nationalists” come across as the villains. This sort of “populist nationalism” is nothing more than a cat’s paw of Zionist billionaires. The real threat to our national sovereignty is Bibi Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson and AIPAC, not the UN!
Note: The Alt-Right and MAGA are not the same thing.