The Trump Administration is not messing around when it comes to cutting wasteful spending.
On Sunday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced a $285 million cut of US taxpayer money to the United Nations. These cuts come after the UN voted 128-9 to condemn President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there.
In an official statement from the United States Mission to the United Nations, Amb. Haley said of the cuts, “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.”
President Trump had hinted at making cuts as a result of the UN resolution, saying “Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot.”
This marks the second time during Trump’s first year that there has been a reduction in US money flowing to the UN. In June the Trump Administration slashed 7.5% of there contributions to UN “Peacekeeping” efforts. The days of the United States being a piggy bank for the United Nations appear to be ending.
Budget cuts may be the least of the UN’s worries, nevertheless. Congressman Thomas Massie, representing Kentucky’s 4th District, has been leading the fight for an “Amexit” in which the US not only cuts funds to the United Nations but also leaves the UN entirely. If this motion passes, it would be undeniable proof that America is learning to put itself first and is rejecting the siren song of globalism. This would be the death of the superstate the neoconservatives have dreamed of for years. An American exit from the UN would not only put America First, it would also usher in a new era of non-intervention, amity, and commerce with all, and entangling alliances with none.