Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has made her Christmas list and checked it twice. And if you’re a U.N. member nation, she let you know if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Haley is throwing a party, and invited only the 65 nations who did not vote against the United States at the U.N. General Assembly this week.
The invitation, which was circulated on Twitter, alerts guests that Haley was inviting them “to thank you for your friendship to the United States.”
On Thursday, 128 countries voted to condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as “null and void” during the U.N. General Assembly.
Nine countries voted against the condemnation (which means they support the United States), while 35 nations abstained. 21 countries were absent during the vote. The move infuriated millions of Americans, many of whom demanded the U.S. defund the United Nations, since we get the least benefit out of the “alliance.”
As with most things the U.N. does, the vote carries no weight and is more a symbolic denunciation of the American gesture to finally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of its longtime ally Israel — the one true ally the United States has in the Middle East.
Nikki Haley — a former Never Trumper who has become a staunch supporter of the president’s foreign-affairs policies — slammed the U.N. members who voted against the United States.
President Trump has repeatedly blasted the U.N. as a “sad,” useless social club that accomplishes nothing and wastes money. Trump tweeted: “The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!
Haley reminded the international body that the U.S. contributes more money to the United Nations than all the other countries combined. And we will remember the countries who voted against us the next time they come, hat in hand, asking for help.
“The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies,” she pointed out. “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation.”
Haley continued: “We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”
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