Trump is Getting Ready to Cut MORE U.N. Funding

According to reports, President Trump and his administration are getting ready to cut millions in funding to a U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees.

From IJR

The Associated Press reported Trump has yet to officially sign off on the cut, but he does appear ready to send just $60 million of $125 million that was expected as a first installment to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency. The cut is being backed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

According to the AP, the cut is a compromise on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s originally proposal, which was to completely cut off all funding to the agency.

The decision to withhold the money is intended to create leverage to get the Palestinians to re-enter peace talks with Israel.

Trump tweeted his frustration with the Palestinians in early January: