Donald Trump Overwhelmingly Rebuked at the United Nations

Quick, what do North Korea and Iraq have in common with Donald Trump? Trump has joined an exclusive club of people who have been overwhelmingly rebuked by the United Nations General Assembly. Yesterday, the General Assembly took up Trump’s insistence in upsetting the tentative peace between Israel and Palestine by announcing the U.S. would be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The UN considers the issue of Jerusalem as still open for debate and thus has urged world leaders to respect the UN peace process to resolve the many complex issues involved.

Donald Trump ignored the U.S. stated policy of letting the UN work on the peace process, and instead chose Israel over the rest of the world. In response, the UN General Assembly held a vote yesterday in an emergency session. The draft resolution, “Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” was voted upon yesterday.

One hundred and twenty-eight (128) countries voted to condemn Donald Trump. Only nine countries voted in favor of Trump. Thirty-five countries abstained from the vote, unfortunately including México. I’m very much upset with Enrique Peña Nieto’s insistence that he can placate Trump by abstaining México’s vote. Eventually, all bullies must be confronted and it  is time, México confronts the bully to the north.

Here is the list on how the countries voted yesterday:

In favor of UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. Andorra
5. Angola
6. Armenia
7. Austria
8. Azerbaijan
9. Bahrain
10. Bangladesh
11. Barbados
12. Belarus
13. Belgium
14. Belize
15. Bolivia
16. Botswana
17. Brazil
18. Brunei
19. Bulgaria
20. Burkina Faso
21. Burundi
22. Cabo Verde
23. Cambodia
24. Chad
25. Chile
26. China
27. Comoros
28. Congo
29. Costa Rica
30. Cote D’Ivoire
31. Cuba
32. Cyprus
33. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
34. Denmark
35. Djibouti
36. Dominica
37. Ecuador
38. Egypt
39. Eritrea
40. Estonia
41. Ethiopia
42. Finland
43. France
44. Gabon
45. Gambia
46. Germany
47. Ghana
48. Greece
49. Grenada
50. Guinea
51. Guyana
52. Iceland
53. India
54. Indonesia
55. Iran
56. Iraq
57. Ireland
58. Italy
59. Japan
60. Jordan
61. Kazakhstan
62. Kuwait
63. Kyrgyzstan
64. Lao PDR
65. Lebanon
66. Liberia
67. Libya
68. Liechtenstein
69. Lithuania
70. Luxembourg
71. Madagascar
72. Malaysia
73. Maldives
74. Mali
75. Malta
76. Mauritania
77. Mauritius
78. Monaco
79. Montenegro
80. Morocco
81. Mozambique
82. Namibia
83. Nepal
84. Netherlands
85. New Zealand
86. Nicaragua
87. Niger
88. Nigeria
89. Norway
90. Oman
91. Pakistan
92. Papua New Guinea
93. Peru
94. Portugal
95. Qatar
96. Republic of Korea (South Korea)
97. Russian Federation
98. Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
99. Saudi Arabia
100. Senegal
101. Serbia
102. Seychelles
103. Singapore
104. Slovakia
105. Slovenia
106. Somalia
107. South Africa
108. Spain
109. Sri Lanka
110. Sudan
111. Suriname
112. Sweden
113. Switzerland
114. Syrian Arab Republic
115. Tajikistan
116. Thailand
117. The FYR Macedonia
118. Tunisia
119. Turkey
120. United Arab Emirates
121. United Kingdom
122. United Republic of Tanzania
123. Uruguay
124. Uzbekistan
125. Venezuela
126. Vietnam
127. Yemen
128. Zimbabwe

Against UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Guatemala
2. Honduras
3. Israel
4. Marshall Islands
5. Micronesia
6. Nauru
7. Palau
8. Togo
9. United States

Abstained on UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Antigua-Barbuda
2. Argentina
3. Australia
4. Bahamas
5. Benin
6. Bhutan
7. Bosnia-Herzegovina
8. Cameroon
9. Canada
10. Colombia
11. Croatia
12. Czech Republic
13. Dominican Republic
14. Equatorial Guinea
15. Fiji
16. Haiti
17. Hungry
18. Jamaica
19. Kiribati
20. Latvia
21. Lesotho
22. Malawi
23. México
24. Panama
25. Paraguay
26. Philippines
27. Poland
28. Romania
29. Rwanda
30. Solomon Islands
31. South Sudan
32. Trinidad-Tobago
33. Tuvalu
34. Uganda
35. Vanuatu

Did not vote on UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Central African Republic
2. Democratic Republic of Congo
3. El Salvador
4. Georgia
5. Guinea Bissau
6. Kenya
7. Mongolia
8. Myanmar
9. Republic of Moldova
10. Saint Kitts-Nevis
11. Saint Lucia
12. Samoa
13. San Marino
14. Sao Tome-Principe
15. Sierra Leon
16. Swaziland
17. Timor-Leste
18. Tonga
19. Turkmenistan
20. Ukraine
21. Zambia

Clearly, Donald Trump is an embarrassment. I wonder if this is what “Make America Great Again” means?

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