In response to Donald Trump’s spending proposal, the U.N. warns it would not get enough for its “essential work.” Promise?
The fact that the U.N. warns about the spending cuts is merely the expected propaganda. As if it would be such a tragedy for sex trafficking to have to rely solely on market forces! But what is unforgiveable is that Republicans are criticizing the budget cuts. In fact, it seems that Nikki Haley is promising that the reduced budget is just a negotiating position and the real budget will be much bigger.
Why should it be? America first!
The New York Times reports, “U.N. Says Trump Budget Cuts Would ‘Make It Impossible’ to Do Its Job.”
The spending proposal, which was released on Tuesday, would reduce American financial support for the United Nations, including for its peacekeeping operations and international aid programs. The United States is the organization’s biggest single donor.
“The figures presented would simply make it impossible for the U.N. to continue all of its essential work advancing peace, development, human rights and humanitarian assistance,” Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesman for Secretary General António Guterres, said in response to queries about the budget proposal.
Republicans and Democrats have criticized the proposed budget’s cuts to foreign assistance, saying that such reductions would undercut national security and send the wrong message about American generosity as humanitarian crises are escalating in the Middle East and Africa.
Here’s a reminder of the kind of “essential work” the U.N. has engaged in:
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