President Donald Trump recently made headlines when he said he planned to cut off aid to Palestinian terrorists, as he has no intention of hand-holding and coddling potential terrorists while they terrorize Israel. This past week, it came time for Trump to put his money where his mouth is, and boy did he deliver!
Reuters reported that Trump just showed that he is a man of his word when the U.S. State Department announced plans to withhold $45 million in aid to the Palestinians as well as an additional $65 million it had planned to pay the U.N. agency that serves the Palestinians. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert denied that this move was meant to punish Palestinians, who have been overly critical of President Trump.
Nauert explained that in order to receive this aid, UNRWA needs to make some serious reforms.
“At this time, we will not be providing that, but that does not mean – I want to make it clear – that does not mean that it will not be provided in the future,” Nauert said. She went on to say that there are a lot more refugees in the UNRWA program than previously, and that “money coming in from other countries needs to increase as well to continue paying for all those refugees.”
“So we’re asking countries to do more,” Nauert said. “Fundamentally, we just don’t believe that we have to be the chief donor to every organization around the world.”
“We are the most generous country on the planet. We continue to be,” she concluded.
Earlier this month, Trump took to Twitter to say that the United States gives the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year, “but get no appreciation or respect.”
We’re glad to see that Trump held strong to this. Barack Obama spent years making the U.S. look weak to terrorists, as they knew he would never actually make any moves against them. By withholding this money, Trump is showing terrorists that they cannot mess with the U.S. any more!
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