Donald Trump promised to put America First.
The elites figured it was just campaign rhetoric and he would soften his positions once in office.
They could not have been more wrong.
Trump has already signed a flurry of executive orders in his first week as President.
His administration has targeted international funding for abortion, a federal hiring freeze, and a crackdown on immigration enforcement.
But his next set of executive orders will now deal the globalists a massive defeat.
Trump is prepared to sign orders to decrease the United States’ funding and involvement in the United Nations as well as other international treaties and organizations.
The New York Times reports:
“The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” and obtained by The New York Times, calls for terminating funding for any United Nations agency or other international body that meets any one of several criteria.
Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any activity that circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea. The draft order also calls for terminating funding for any organization that “is controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism” or is blamed for the persecution of marginalized groups or any other systematic violation of human rights.
The order calls for then enacting “at least a 40 percent overall decrease” in remaining United States funding toward international organizations.
The order establishes a committee to recommend where those funding cuts should be made. It asks the committee to look specifically at United States funding for peacekeeping operations; the International Criminal Court; development aid to countries that “oppose important United States policies”; and the United Nations Population Fund, which oversees maternal and reproductive health programs.
If President Trump signs the order and its provisions are carried out, the cuts could severely curtail the work of United Nations agencies, which rely on billions of dollars in annual United States contributions for missions that include caring for refugees.”
Trump has repeatedly attacked the United Nations – especially after the Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
Trump tweeted that things would be different after January 20th.
Trump’s other executive order orders a review of international treaties that do not pertain to trade or national security.
The Times also reports:
“The second executive order, “Moratorium on New Multilateral Treaties,” calls for a review of all current and pending treaties with more than one other nation. It asks for recommendations on which negotiations or treaties the United States should leave.
The order says this review applies only to multilateral treaties that are not “directly related to national security, extradition or international trade,” but it is unclear what falls outside these restrictions.
For example, the Paris climate agreement or other environmental treaties deal with trade issues but could potentially fall under this order.
An explanatory statement that accompanies the draft order mentions two United Nations treaties for review: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Taken together, the orders suggest that Mr. Trump intends to pursue his campaign promises of withdrawing the United States from international organizations. He has expressed heavy skepticism of multilateral agreements such as the Paris climate agreement and of the United Nations.”
Conservatives have long opposed international agreements such as the U.N. Small Arms Treaty and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, viewing them as attacking U.S. sovereignty.
During the campaign, Trump promised American would never again surrender to the false song of globalism.
His latest executive orders to reduce U.S. funding and involvement in global organizations and treaties is a significant down payment on fulfilling his campaign promises.