The U.N. General Assembly, including scores of U.S. allies, just spit in America’s face.
The U.N. voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions on Thursday in favor of a resolution declaring President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void,” a smaller margin than the Palestinians hoped for but also a rebuke to the Trump administration which is threatening to cut funding for those who voted “yes.”
Earlier today, Trump promised to cut off funding to any ally that receives American aid — so the move could save U.S. taxpayers big in the end.
The vote was a muted victory for the Palestinians; many of their supporters were predicting at least 150 “yes” votes or more, but Trump’s promise took the wind out of their sales.
The nine countries voting “no” were the U.S., Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands and Togo. Among the notable abstentions were