Money Talks

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan carry US AID-donated food in Guiuan, Philippines, in 2013.

Donald Trump knows what to do with money and that it is the best leverage in business and in politics.

If he threatens to do something and is ignored, he will do what he threatened.  Actions speak louder than words.

He followed through on Nikki Haley’s threat to the UN.

“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly,” Haley said in a speech before the vote. “We will remember it when we are called upon to, once again, make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations.”

Since that speech, the Don gave the bloated, ineffective UN a $285 million funding haircut.

The Don just threatened to withdraw aid to Pakistan where US has contributed 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years and received in return “lies and deceit.”

Yes, please Don!  We too haven’t forgotten Osama bin Laden and his miserable terrorist coterie hiding out there for years.

Nikki Haley just threatened: “The president has basically said that he doesn’t want to give any additional funding or stop funding until the Palestinians are agreeing to come back to the negotiating table,” Haley said this at a news conference Tuesday when asked if the threats to cut funding extended to UNRW.

At last!  Some real muscle is finally being flexed against UNRW’s appalling track record in the Middle East.  Don-the-deal-maker realises he has to twist a few arms, figuratively speaking, to get a solution over the line after years of Palestinian posturing.

These threatened cuts are not a knee-jerk reaction to the lack of commitment from the Palestinians.

They were planned.  The Don signalled back in April last year a massive 31% budget cut which included foreign aid.  This went down like a bucket of cold sick with globalists who bleated that this would

“cut U.S. aid funding to a level not seen since the 1970s and 1990s. As such, his budget echoes a mistake that other presidents have made: diminishing the power of U.S. foreign aid at a time when it’s crucial to American interests.”

The writer of this last comment hasn’t understood the Don’s election platform of “America First” or that the US will continue to work for positive democratic change elsewhere in the world.


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