U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Niki Haley is making plans and taking names. She is a backbone in a world of jellyfish, and her fearless approach is astounding. She is one of the most influential women in America today.
On Thursday, Haley addressed the U.N. on their tasteless vote to oppose President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She allowed them the courtesy of knowing that their actions will have consequences, and their open hand to the U.S. for cash flow will soon be a closed fist.
“We will remember [this day] when we are called on once again to make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations,” Haley continued, “And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us as the so often do to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”
Fox military analyst Ralph Peters praised the ambassador on Fox Business and even went as far to say that she “may end up our first female president.”
Peters praised Haley for taking a tough stance following the U.N.’s opposition to U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but also cautioned against the U.S. making threats it’s “not prepared to carry out.”
The U.N. in a 128–9 vote on Thursday overwhelmingly rebuked President Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Thirty-five countries abstained from voting.
“Is this like a game of chicken? They’re saying, ‘We don’t want you to do this,’ but we’re saying, ‘We have the money here. If you want to continue to be supported by us, you’re going to let us do what we want,’” host Trish Rogan said.
“Well, let me preface it by saying I think Nikki Haley may end up as our first female president,” Peters responded.
“I fully support moving our embassy to Jerusalem and God knows we can use a tougher line at the U.N. But I think we could have handled this particular case a little bit better,” he added.
“I’ll give you three rules from coal town bar fights. One, pick your fights wisely. Two, pick fights you can win,” he continued, “And three, don’t make threats you’re not prepared to carry out.”
“In this case, this was not a important vote, this was a U.N. tantrum, the kind of stuff they do all the time, politically correct kind of things. Two, there’s no way any threats or anything else could make Muslim countries vote with us on this because they stirred up so much anti-Israel hatred among their own people,” the retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel said.
“And third, the threat was ill-advised by cutting funding. We may cut some U.N. funding. We’re certainly not going to cut funding to countries like Jordan or even Egypt at a critical time like this,” Peters concluded.