Nikki Haley: US Is 'Taking Names' at the UN

She says Trump administration plans UN overhaul
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2017 7:55 AM CST
Nikki Haley: US Is 'Taking Names' at the UN
Nikki Haley presents her credentials to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Friday Jan. 27, 2017 at UN headquarters.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Looks like Nikki Haley has been instructed to make the United Nations great again. America's new ambassador to the UN presented her credentials to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York yesterday and told reporters that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the body and is "taking names" of those opposed to American policies, Al Jazeera reports. The goal is to "show value at the UN and the way that we'll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies have our back as well," the former South Carolina governor said. "For those that don't have our back, we're taking names, we will make points to respond to that accordingly," she added.

Haley told reporters that this is a "time for action." "Everything that’s working we’re going to make it better. Everything that’s not working we’re going to try and fix," she said. "And anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we're going to do away with." Trump has repeatedly spoken of defunding the UN and according to a draft executive order obtained by the New York Times, the things it plans to do away with include 40% of voluntary funding to the UN, which is used for things like humanitarian aid in war zones. (Haley was approved by a 96-4 Senate vote this week despite her lack of foreign policy experience.)

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