Disbelief, questions at United Nations after Trump victory


The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground in the Manhattan borough of New York August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Reuters: “The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was met with disbelief and despondency on Wednesday among some United Nations officials and diplomats amid uncertainty surrounding his foreign policy and likely engagement with the world body.

Trump, a Republican, has described the 71-year-old United Nations as weak and incompetent and threatened to pull out of a global deal to combat climate change – a cornerstone of the legacy of U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, who steps down at the end of 2016 after serving two five-year terms as secretary-general.

“The United Nations is not a friend of democracy, it’s not a friend to freedom, it’s not a friend even to the United States of America,” Trump said during a speech in March to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.”

Opinion: The United Nations in the past month voted twice to deny any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount or the city of Jerusalem. That the UN is a deadly enemy of Israel is out in the open.

President-Elect Trump should send the United Nations to the same place that 16 US celebrities have promised to go if Trump was elected president …. out of the country.

The UN’s draconian Paris climate agreement that Obama embraced, as well as the UN Arms treaty that John Kerry couldn’t wait to sign in 2012, are DOA.

Hip Hip Hooray!