Trump tweet about UN breaks another precedent

For more than 70 years, American presidents have largely supported the UN as a forum to discuss differences between nations. To varying degrees, presidents have expressed admiration for the world body and acknowedged its usefulness in the diplomatic sphere. Now comes Donald Trump who with one tweet not only recognized the UN for the useless organization it is, but identified its primary purpose; a forum for third world kleptocrats to "have a good time." Washington Post: Three days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body “is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.” The harsh criticism, which Trump made Monday while vacationing at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, signaled he would likely challenge more than just the 71-year-old institution’s approach to the...(Read Full Post)

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