People have been warning against Trump potentially starting WWIII, but that nightmare suddenly started to look a lot more realistic this week – when Trump started saying he wanted to act to drastically reduce the U.S. role in the United Nations.
Trump is writing two new executive orders: The first is meant to terminate funding for any U.N. agency or other international body that supports Palestine, abortions, and enforcing strict sanctions.
Under the new executive order, agencies would lose funding if they did any of the following: a) gives membership to Palestine, b) supports programs funding abortions, c) circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea.
International agencies desperately need to help of the United States in saving the lives of refugees and survivors of violence.
The U.S. provides around a quarter of all funding to U.N. peacekeeping operations globally. If Trump was serious about preventing international terrorism, you would think he’d want this program around.
The second executive order calls for a review of all current and pending treaties with more than one nation.
This could help Trump get out of the Paris climate agreement more easily, without having to worry about what other countries think about the move.
Pretty disturbing set of executive orders he’s got there – especially given how much criticism Republicans gave Obama for “leading by executive order.” (Even though Obama famously gave fewer executive orders than any other president in modern history.)
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