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Friday, January 27, 2017

 
Trump's top international diplomat FTW 

by digby















I don't know what to say about this other than "oh my dear God:"

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pledged on Friday to overhaul the world body and warned U.S. allies that if they do not support Washington, then she is “taking names” and will respond.

Haley made brief remarks to reporters as she arrived at the world body’s headquarters in New York to present her credentials to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“Our goal with the administration is to show value at the U.N. and the way that we’ll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies have our back as well,” Haley said.

“For those that don’t have our back, we’re taking names, we will make points to respond to that accordingly,” added Republican President Donald Trump’s U.N. envoy.

I have to assume that gave Trump a thrill up the leg he won't soon forget. Yet another sign of the Trump administration's isolationist policy. It's called "My way or the highway, bitchuz. We're run this planet."

If our allies don't fall in line, well we're the ones with the most massive military in world history and we've got a guy with yuuuuge hands ready to use it, buleemeee.

She also arrogantly spewed this little directive:
"Everything that’s working, we’re going to make it better, everything that’s not working we’re going to try and fix, and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we’re going to do away with.”

Maybe someone ought to mention to her that we don't actually own the UN and that we only pay 22% of the money to support it, which is a lot, but it sure doesn't confer the right to start ordering everyone around on your first day.

What a bunch of stupid, arrogant assholes.

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