Trump Against the World: United Nations Votes Against Jerusalem as Israeli Capital
The United Nations General Assembly has just voted overwhelmingly for the US to cancel its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
More than 120 UN member countries voted to condemn US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but those who voted have a new threat to deal with.
On the eve of the vote, Donald Trump warned member nations not to support the resolution, threatening to revoke US aid to the countries who defied him.
“Let them vote against us,” he told reporters at a Cabinet meeting. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be, where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars.”