United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, gave yet another show-stopping performance in front of the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, excoriating the international body for opposing the U.S.' support of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and warning that member nations who vote to disregard the U.S.' embassy move could lose American financial support.
“The United States is, by far, the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies,” she stated. “When we make generous contributions to the U.N., we also have a legitimate expectation that our goodwill is recognized and respected, Haley said, reminding the U.N. that the U.S. provides billions in aid to the General Assembly's member nations.
"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. In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than anyone else for that dubious privilege," she continued.
US 'WILL REMEMBER': Ambassador Nikki Haley continued her tough talk during United Nations remarks before a resolution vote that would condemn President Trump's Jerusalem decision. "We will remember when so many countries come calling on us." https://t.co/WG4bX3LNVi pic.twitter.com/9p2G98lHPu— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) December 21, 2017
She concluded her remarks by reminding member nations that, when they are need, they always call upon the United States for help, but if the United States is not getting respect as a return on their investment, that may not always be the case.
“This vote will be remembered,” she said. “We will remember when we are called on once again to make the world's largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us as they so often do to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit."
Ambassaddor Nikki Haley has proven herself a force to be reckoned with, and her take-no-prisoners approach to both the United Nation's General Assembly and its Security Council has borne fruit among Americans who strongly agree with the president and his administration that the United States should receive a fair take for its international collaboration.
On Wednesday, President Trump himself echoed Haley's approach, saying he'd reconsider funding to any nation that actively works to prohibit the United States from moving its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
"Let them vote against us. We'll save a lot. We don't care,” he told reporters.
On Thursday, Haley even reiterated that no vote of the United Nations would stop the U.S., regardless. "America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do."