President Trump announced that he will reverse policies employed by former president Barack Obama, and it’s finally happening.
Before he leaves Office, Obama decided to give $221 million taxpayer money to Palestine. This country is Israel’s worst enemy, and this is a serious threat to our friendship with Israel. Moreover, Palestine is the home to many terrorist cells. Does this mean that Obama was willing to give money to terrorists?
The President decided to freeze the finances, and our tax dollars are safe.
From AP and World Israel News reports,
Former US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking.
The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move.
The State Department is reviewing the lastminute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians.
Kerry formally notified Congress that State would release the money Friday morning, just hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office.
There were other politicians who blocked the finances, too.
The funds — supposedly intended for reconstruction in Gaza and good governance programs for the Palestinian Authority — were being blocked by at least two Republican lawmakers— Ed Royce (RCA), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kay Granger (RTX), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee — in response to Palestinian attempts to join international organizations, from which it intended to launch more international campaigns against Israel and before a peace deal with Israel.
Such holds are generally respected but are not legally binding.
When asked about the transfer by a reporter during Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that “[Trump] is very concerned about how taxpayer money is spent, whether it’s sent overseas and what we get for it in terms of the relationship or our support for a democracy or aid to another country for their defenses. But he’s going to be examining all aspects of the budget… He’s going to make sure that every deal, every dollar that is spent by the government is done in a way that respects the American taxpayer.”
President Donald Trump cares about the money we earned with our sweat. Finally, someone respects our effort.