After last week’s kerfuffle at the UN over the Israel embassy resolution, folks are wondering aloud what Trump’s answer is going to be.
Recall Nikki Haley promised we’d be taking names of those who voted against us.
In all, 128 nations did just that.
And now our friends at the Daily Caller have taken the time to tally how much foreign aid we shell out to those nations.
Wait for it…a grand total of 24 billion smackers — in a single year.
And that doesn’t count discretionary aid in the event of a natural disaster.
Imagine how many jobs we could create here at home with that money.
It’s time to cut the cord.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
There was global outcry after President Trump announced his intention to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but that might actually turn out to be a good thing for America’s economy if the White House makes good on the threat made to the countries opposing the move.
The move officially recognizes the city as the capital of Israel. Jerusalem has long been considered a bargaining chip between Israel and Palestine, dating back to Israel’s military occupation of the historic city during the Six-Day War.
The bold move by the Trump administration sparked international backlash, so much so that a referendum condemning the move was put forward at the United Nations.
Nikki Haley said that the United States would be “taking note” of the countries that “disrespected” America by voting in favor of the resolution, and President Trump said bluntly that the countries who don’t vote with the U.S. will have their funding cut.
So what if Trump actually gutted funding for those 128 countries? Well, The Daily Caller did the math.
According to USAid.gov, which catalogs all country-by-country financial obligations the U.S. holds with the rest of the world, Trump’s threat would save the United States more than $24 billion — in just one year.