On Dec. 21, as President Trump prepared to leave Washington for Christmas, the White House released a list of “81 major accomplishments” during the President’s first year in office. A second list touted more than 100 other “minor achievements” in 2017.
His fulfillment of his campaign promise to roll back globalism is one of his crowning achievements of the first year. Without exception, President Trump stood up against the incessant pressure by other countries against the United States.
An example of this occurred later the same day at the United Nations in New York. The UN General Assembly held an emergency session to condemn Trump’s decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that will surely come back to haunt that dysfunctional body.
Some 128 UN member countries joined in the vote against this sovereign decision by the United States, while 35 countries abstained and 21 were absent. Only 9 countries (including the United States and Israel) voted against the resolution.
Before the vote, President Trump spoke at a White House cabinet meeting about the vote scheduled for the next day. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us,” he said. “Well, we’ll be watching those votes. Let them vote against us; we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”
Three weeks earlier, the Trump Administration had properly withdrawn from the UN Global Compact for Migration, which claims to be aimed at protecting the rights of refugees and migrants. Its real purpose is to give refugees and migrants the right to resettle in the countries of their choice.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained that “we simply cannot in good faith support a process that could undermine the sovereign right of the United States to enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders.” He stressed that it “is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.”
As 2017 came to a close, so, it seems, does the century-long push for globalism. Join us tomorrow as we cover yet another important name in this push back against the United Nations!