Trump’s planned foreign aid, UN cuts would diminish US influence | Americas | DW.COM | 15.03.2017 – “Make Room for Daddy Putin” says #LoserTrump

Retreat would leave vacuum

What could also loom on the horizon is a diminished US role in the United Nations after Donald Trump had not only made plain repeatedly that he holds the UN specifically and multilateral organisations generally in low esteem, but since his administration has so far also clearly kept the UN at arms length.That’s why it does not come as a big surprise that according to media reports the Trump administration could drastically slash its contributions to the UN.This is important because Washington was not just the driver behind the founding of the UN, but again is also the organisation’s biggest individual contributor – which gives the US big sway in what’s happening there.  “There are lots of problems with the United Nations, but perhaps the Trump administration could use their energy to help reform and changes,” said Tingley. “But a retreat from participation in the UN is just going to open up a vacuum for other countries that the US would rather not have as much in charge.”

Source: Trump’s planned foreign aid, UN cuts would diminish US influence | Americas | DW.COM | 15.03.2017