When are people going to learn that you don't mess with Trump?
Over the past several decades, the United Nations has grown into a vast bureaucratic monstrosity that is completely out of control, but previous administrations have just kept feeding the beast. Thankfully, we now have a president that is not afraid to stand up to the globalists, and the $285 million budget reduction that Trump and his team just negotiated is the largest budget reduction in UN history. Those that have not read "The Art of the Deal" yet may want to do so, because this is Trump at his best. The following is the statement that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley put out about this stunning budget reduction…
Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN's bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.
"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. This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN – is a big step in the right direction. While we are pleased with the results of this year's budget negotiations, you can be sure we'll continue to look at ways to increase the UN's efficiency while protecting our interests," said Ambassador Haley.
What makes this deal even more interesting is the fact that it came just after the UN General Assembly voted 128 to 9 against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Is there a possibility that the two decisions are connected?
Even if they aren't, the fact that the budget reduction deal happened so quickly after the anti-Israel vote sends a very strong message.