All over the world people are voicing their opinions on the election of Donald Trump. The UN is shaking in their collectivist boots…
Trump has been an outspoken critic of the UN, and even threatened to pull out of Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Change plan. Why go halfway? Why not leave the damned thing altogether?
The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was met with disbelief and despondency on Wednesday among some United Nations officials and diplomats amid uncertainty surrounding his foreign policy and likely engagement with the world body.
Trump, a Republican, has described the 71-year-old United Nations as weak and incompetent and threatened to pull out of a global deal to combat climate change – a cornerstone of the legacy of U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, who steps down at the end of 2016 after serving two five-year terms as secretary-general.
“The United Nations is not a friend of democracy, it’s not a friend to freedom, it’s not a friend even to the United States of America,” Trump said during a speech in March to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
The United States is a veto-wielding member of the 15-member U.N. Security Council and the largest financial contributor to the United Nations. Washington owes about $1.1 billion, the United Nations said. Republicans have long been reluctant to pay dues, accusing the world body of waste and bias.
Ban said on Wednesday he hoped that the Trump administration would “strengthen the bonds of international cooperation.”
“People everywhere look to the United States to use its remarkable power to help lift humanity up and to work for the common good,” Ban told reporters.
The Secretary-General is concerned about his legacy after a Trump victory.
He’s not the only one. *cough* Obama *cough*
The UN is (mis)handling tough issues these days, conflict in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, Iraq, and the migrant crisis that is relocating millions of people from war-torn nations to (mostly) Western democracies.
There are a lot of concerns by members of the UN:
“More than ever, we need an America that is committed to world affairs, including at the United Nations,” French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said…
…”The assumption is that (a Trump administration) will be less engaged with U.N. than (President Barack) Obama’s administration, which was more committed to working for collective solutions than previous U.S. administrations,” the diplomat said.
Several U.N. diplomats noted a lack clarity from Trump on foreign policy.
“We have not really heard a very clear indication of where he is going,” Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told reporters on Wednesday, adding that he believed the United Nations would remain relevant.
“If there is any change in the policy we will then determine later on what we’re going to do with that,” he said. “Others were saying this is similar to Brexit, but this is what the Americans selected.”…
…The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, last month warned that the world would be in danger if Trump was elected president. Zeid would continue to call out any Trump policies or practices that undermine or violate human rights, his spokesman said.
A western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, summed up how Trump’s victory could impact the United Nations: “I think there will be a long hangover.”
Read more: Reuters
The United Nations has become nothing more than an incestuous, self-congratulatory, podium for leftist elitists to push for increased ‘globalization’.
And they’ve been enjoying the Obama Administrations ass-kissing for 8 glorious years.
Well, that’s all over, UN.
America has chosen to ‘Make America Great Again’.
Now you have to deal with it.