UN Put on Notice: We’re taking names of those who don’t have our backs
Donald Trump promised that after the Inauguration, we would do things differently at the United Nations. And when Nikki Haley, his pick for UN Ambassador, came on the scene Friday, that became very clear.
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
Nikki Haley echoed that on Friday when she spoke at a press conference at the United Nations.
“Our goal with the admin is to show value at the UN and the way that we will do that is to show strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure our allies have our back as well…For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names. Everything that is working, we are going to make it better. Everything that is not working, we are going to try and fix. And anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary, we are going to do away with.” Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN
The former South Carolina Governor was handily confirmed by the Senate, sworn in on Jan 25 by Vice President Pence, and took her place at the UN for the first time on Friday.
While being questioned as the nominee, she told the Senate that she was not in favor of a “slash and burn” funding cut for the United Nations. That statement is likely how she skated through the process of confirmation with little opposition. Many of the Senators are afraid of Donald Trump, believing he wants to cut off funding from the organization entirely.
But Haley does advocate “selective cuts” which may panic the UN members who wonder if she’s talking about them. She’ll be taking names…so they should pay attention to where their loyalties lie. It appears things really are about to change in the way the United States does business at the UN.