When you stand up for something that you believe in you will stand up for it and defend it to your dying breath. You will also find out very quickly who your enemies and your friends are.
When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, many were exposed because they instantly opposed it.
The U.N. has already attempted to condemn that decision with a Security Council motion, but U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley vetoed it.
The U.N. General Assembly is going to vote on a resolution to condemn the U.S.’s decision, and Trump has threatened to cut off funding to any nation that goes against him on this.
WATCH: Nikki Haley “This vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the U.N. And on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the U.N. And this vote will be remembered.”
NoNow it gets interesting.
Speaking on a condition of anonymity, a diplomat from a “Muslim country” told a Reuters reporter, “States resort to such blatant bullying only when they know they do not have a moral or legal argument to convince others.”
A senior diplomat from a Muslim country, speaking on condition of anonymity, said of @nikkihaley‘s letter: “States resort to such blatant bullying only when they know they do not have a moral or legal argument to convince others.” https://t.co/x86IDjiDyL
— Michelle Nichols (@michellenichols) December 20, 2017
Haley caught wind of this tweet and had a rapid-fire response:
Actually it is when a country is tired of being taken for granted.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 20, 2017
The U.S. annually gives tens of billions of dollars away. In light of the GOP tax bill recently passing, Trump is in a mood to cut spending, and most likely wouldn’t balk at the chance to cut aid to countries as he’s “watching those votes.”
The point of all of this is that it seems that the United Nations almost expects its various ambassadors to speak only when spoken to and just relay messages. Problem with that is, we Americans don’t take kindly to folks telling us what to do.