As Twitchy told you yesterday, the United Nations prepared a resolution to “nullify” President Trump’s decision for the U.S. to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The problem for the U.N. is that the U.S. has veto power, and used it today:
BREAKING: United States vetoes UN resolution that would have required Trump to rescind declaration of Jerusalem as Israel capital.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 18, 2017
The UN Security Council has voted 14-1 in favor of a resolution calling on Trump to rescind declaration on Jerusalem. The US vetoed, per @carlandry_afp
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) December 18, 2017
Ambassador Nikki Haley let the gathered bureaucrats know what they could do with their effort:
Nikki Haley on UNSC vote:“The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy. What we have witnessed here is an insult. It won’t be forgotten. It is one more example of the UN doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli Palestinian conflict."
— columlynch (@columlynch) December 18, 2017
The first U.S. veto at the #UN Security Council. Amb. @nikkihaley is the lone hand raised objecting to resolution on @POTUS @realDonaldTrump #Jerusalem #Israel policy. #Haley: "The United States will not be told by any country where to put our embassy." @FoxNews
— Eric Shawn (@EricShawnTV) December 18, 2017
— RT (@RT_com) December 18, 2017
Nice try, U.N.
Is there an emoji for 'in your face, U.N.?" https://t.co/5FimkeWRcW
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) December 18, 2017
— Conservative Review (@CR) December 18, 2017
The fact that this would even come to a vote at the UN is a bad sign for the UN.
American's are loath to be told what to do by outside interests. https://t.co/928UqFrH4K
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 18, 2017
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 18, 2017
The UN cannot force the President to rescind a recognition. https://t.co/W9IFSaYtQ2
— Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) December 18, 2017
Wha? What would the UN have anything to say about what cities we recognize as capitals? https://t.co/N6IQDEqB3v
— Mike Gonzalez (@Gundisalvus) December 18, 2017
The bureaucrats at the U.N. would tell everybody what to do if they were allowed to do so.