Do you guys remember when we reported on #DonaldTrump’s decision to recognize #Jerusalem as the capital of #Israel? It was controversial because it creates tension with Palestinians who wish to give up East Jerusalem in order for it to become the capital of a future independent Palestinian state, rather than an Israeli state. Trump’s decision has sparked protests for the past few weeks.
While Israel says that Jerusalem will remain its capital, today, 128 countries in the United Nations voted that they will not side with Trump on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital. Now, this is just about to be a big mess, because prior to this vote, Donnie vowed that he would pull billions of dollars in U.S. funding from the U.N.
“Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot,” Trump said. “We don’t care. This isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars and nobody knows what they’re doing.” He added that Americans are “tired of being taken advantage of” by the U.N. “and we’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.”
Many countries warn Trump that this decision will cause isolation from the other nations. Venezuela’s representative to the UN, Samuel Moncada said, “The world is not for sale and your threats imperil global peace.”
All I’m gonna say is y’all need to get your passports!
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