While nearly half of the nation has been busy chastising the President over whatever Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional flavor of the week is, Donald Trump has been racking up some impressive wins on the international scene.
Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the incredibly surprising success that Donald Trump had in dealing with diminutive DPRK despot Kim Jong Un, who, after a fairly intense war of words with the U.S. President, has acquiesced to global pressure in ending his nuclear weapons program, officially calling off the Korean War after six decades, and quite possibly reunifying the entire Peninsula. No President in the last 60 years has been able to touch the North Korean nightmare, and it looks as though Donald Trump has solved it in less than two years at the helm of the nation.
Trump made a similarly bold move in terms of Israel as well, deciding to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; a move that sent shockwaves through the Middle East, as it displays recognition of the holy city as now being considered the capital of Israel. This distinction has predictably angered the Palestinians, who have been attempting to secure the area for themselves through violence and terrorism for some time.
Now, just a day after the embassy was officially christened with the help of First Daughter Ivanka Trump, who happens to be Jewish, the Palestinians are raging, and their unkempt anger is spilling over into the United Nations. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, however, wasn’t having it.
A proposed UN statement from Kuwait offered on Tuesday called for an investigation to decide if the Israeli Defense Forces violated international bans on “willful killing and willfully causing great suffering,” but Haley praised their tactics and blamed Hamas, and blocked it from consideration as she did so.
“Hamas maps and social media show the fastest routes to reach Israeli communities in case demonstrators make it through the security fence,” she said, citing media reports. “They have reported on Hamas messages over loudspeakers that urge demonstrators to burst through the fence, falsely claiming Israeli soldiers were fleeing, when in fact, they were not.”
Haley then walked out of the chamber before the Palestinian representative to the council gave his remarks. “We condemn in the strongest terms this odious massacre committed by Israel occupation forces,” Ambassador Riyad Mansour said.
And, in case you wanted to witness the defiant strut yourself:
WATCH: U.S. Amb. Haley leaves UN Security Council meeting on Gaza violence as Palestinian representative begins to speak. pic.twitter.com/y3xJSCujgw
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 15, 2018
Haley’s gesture certainly seemed to create a vacuum of import within the chamber, as the Palestinian delegation clearly understood that Haley and the United States would no longer be capitulating to their violence and vitriol.
The story of Israel and Palestine has often been cited as the only true remaining possible impetus for World War III, and has sent innumerable internet conspiracy theorists into a tizzy over the course of the last few days.