Thursday, December 21, 2017
UN Votes To Condemn Trump's Decision To Declare Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel
Donald Trump made a decision that appealed to his donors and parts of his political base. It also cemented his connection to the conservative government in Israel. It was less popular at the UN. 138 voted to condemn the decision; 9 supported his decision and 35 nations abstained. The US ambassador to the UN was not pleased with the vote. Both she and Trump warned the UN membership not to condemn Trump's political decision. Their warnings were unheeded. Trump's America First policy seems to mean that Trump will do whatever it takes to please his base. He has no interest in providing US leadership at the UN. They don't vote in US elections and they don't donate funds to Republican campaigns.