5 days after being inaugurated as the nation’s 45th President, Donald Trump signed an executive order to cut billions in funds to the United Nations and other international organizations.
Fast forward two months, and President Trump wants to keep the cuts coming.
According to ForeignPolicy.com:
“Sate Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs.”
Such proposals would save the American taxpayers billions, as the United States currently sends $10 billion to the United Nations each year. And according to the United Nations’ website, the United States currently accounts for 28% of all funds to the UN.
China currently trails the US as the 2nd largest contributor to the United Nations, and by a large margin, accounting for 10.29% of all funds, or roughly $3.7 billion annually. If the US were to cut their funds to the UN by more than 50%, they would be spending about the same, or just a little more than China.