Krauthammer: Trump Should Turn United Nations Into Real Estate Condos

Syndicated writer Charles Krauthammer attacked the United Nations for their continued swipes at Israel and the United States. Krauthammer said, ” I think it’s good real estate in downtown New York City. Trump ought to find a way to put his name on it and turn it into condos.”

    DOUG McKELWAY, FOX NEWS: Ted Cruz tweeted on Christmas Eve, quote, “Spoke with [Israeli] Prime Minister Netanyahu tonight to wish him happy Hanukkah and share my strong support in Congress. No. US. dollars for U.N. until reversed.”

    Charles, what do you make of that? And what kind of a movement do you see building in Congress or in a new Trump administration to start pulling money from the United Nations?

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Most Americans are not aware of the fact that we pay about a quarter of the freight of the rate of the U.N.

    McKELWAY: 22% or something.

    KRAUTHAMMER: So we’re paying an organization that spends half its time — more than half its time and energy and resources and bureaucracy trying to attack the only Jewish state on the planet, a tiny little spec, while genocide mayhem, murder, terrorism is going on all over the world. It’s an obsession that to an outside a observer appears to be insane. Why are we doing this? And the rest of the time is spend undermining the United States and democracy and our allies around the world.

    It is an organization that exacerbates tensions, it does not assuage them. It was born in hope, the end of the second World War. It turned out to be a disaster. Any move to minimize our support for it, any move to get it out of the U.S., imagine if headquarters were in Zimbabwe. The amount of weight and coverage it would get would be zero. DOUG McKELWAY, FOX NEWS: Ted Cruz tweeted on Christmas Eve, quote, “Spoke with [Israeli] Prime Minister Netanyahu tonight to wish him happy Hanukkah and share my strong support in Congress. No. US. dollars for U.N. until reversed.”

    Charles, what do you make of that? And what kind of a movement do you see building in Congress or in a new Trump administration to start pulling money from the United Nations?

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Most Americans are not aware of the fact that we pay about a quarter of the freight of the rate of the U.N.

    McKELWAY: 22% or something.

    KRAUTHAMMER: So we’re paying an organization that spends half its time — more than half its time and energy and resources and bureaucracy trying to attack the only Jewish state on the planet, a tiny little spec, while genocide mayhem, murder, terrorism is going on all over the world. It’s an obsession that to an outside a observer appears to be insane. Why are we doing this? And the rest of the time is spend undermining the United States and democracy and our allies around the world.

    It is an organization that exacerbates tensions, it does not assuage them. It was born in hope, the end of the second World War. It turned out to be a disaster. Any move to minimize our support for it, any move to get it out of the U.S., imagine if headquarters were in Zimbabwe. The amount of weight and coverage it would get would be zero. I think it’s good real estate in downtown New York City. Trump ought to find a way to put his name on it and turn it into condos.

(h/t Real Clear Politics)

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