Trump: UN is a club for people to “have a good time”

Trump: UN is a club for people to “have a good time”U.S. President-elect Donald Trump questioned the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it’s just a club for people to “have a good time,” after the U.N. Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

The president-elect wrote on Monday on Twitter that the UN has “such great potential,” but it has become just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!

On Friday, Trump warned, “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th,” referring to the day he takes office.

The decision by the Obama administration to abstain from Friday’s UN vote brushed aside Trump’s demands that the U.S. exercise its veto and provided a climax to years of icy relations with Israel’s leadership.

Meanwhile, the billionaire businessman took to Twitter on Monday evening to say he believes his election as president has benefited the economy.

“The world was gloomy before I won there was no hope,” he said in a verified post on his Twitter account.

Trump’s criticism of the U.N. is by no means unique. While the organisation does engage in large-scale humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts, its massive bureaucracy has long been a source of controversy. The organisation has been accused by some Western governments of being inefficient and frivolous, while developing nations have said it is overly influenced by wealthier nations.
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