To those who have observed our Commander in Chief over the last year, it is not surprising anymore to see him lash out. To those who understand, you know, the world, it came as no surprise that when the UN Security Council held a vote on whether the US should reverse its decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the vote was unanimous, except for the US of course. And the US “no” vote has veto power. This is just one of some four dozen vetoes the US has cast to shield Israel from accountability for its actions, including illegal takeover of Palestinian lands. But upon hearing the news that the international community wasn’t done with this, and that the UN General Assembly (where the US has no veto power but where resolutions can’t be enforced) will be taking this up, Nikki Haley announced that the US will be “taking names” of those who vote against the US, and Trump threatened to cut off US aid over these votes. Well, we hope Haley brought more than a post-it note to take down those names, because the vote was 128-9 with 35 abstentions. When we’re this out of step with humanity, it might be time to stop threatening to punish the rest of the planet, and to look in the mirror and see what we might be doing wrong. Also, our chief diplomat and the leader of the free world would be better served acting like diplomats and leaders instead of school-yard bullies.  

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