U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is one of the most influential women in America today, and we have a lot to learn from her fearless, yet respectful tactics.
Haley addressed the U.N. on their tasteless vote to oppose President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She allowed them the courtesy of knowing that their actions will have consequences, and their open hand to the U.S. for cash flow will soon be a closed fist.
The U.N.’s resolution, Haley charged, “disrespected” the U.S. after it contributed so much to the world through the U.N. “When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the privilege of being disrespected,” she said.
Haley indicated that the U.S. would remember that disrespect when considering how much to contribute to the U.N. “[T]his vote will be remembered,” she said after arguing that the U.S. had an obligation to “demand” more from the investments it made to advance its own values and interests through the U.N.
“We will remember [this day] when we are called on once again to make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations,” Haley continued, “And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us as the so often do to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”
The General Assembly weighed a resolution calling on Trump to revoke his decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Similarly to Haley, Trump threatened on Wednesday to cut off U.S. aid to countries who supported the resolution.
“Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said.
On Thursday, Haley also echoed her previous criticism of the resolution when she described it as an “attack” on the U.S.’s sovereignty.
“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” Haley added.
Here is her speech:
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