Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said this week that President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE should withdraw the U.S. from the United Nations.
During an interview with the “Breitbart Daily News” radio show on Thursday, Palin outlined two ways that the country could extricate itself from the U.N.
“One is, I called for our next president, Donald Trump, to call for the unshackling of the political bands tying us to the U.N.,” the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee said.
“By exiting the U.N., where injustice is actually rewarded, we then will be able to uphold America’s reputation as the leader, and as the kind and compassionate and generous nation that we are – as the nation sharing values that, when emulated by any other nation, can bring justice and equal rights to any other nation.”
Palin added that the American people should also target the U.N. as part of the populist movement that helped sweep Trump into the White House.
“Our government, our bureaucrats and our elected leaders, work for us,” she said. “We are the ones that need to call for this, that the U.N. shackles be next on the chopping block.”
The U.N., which has long been the subject of criticism from those on the right, has been the target of conservative outrage in the past week since the U.N. Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlement building as illegal.
The Obama administration opted to abstain from the vote instead of vetoing it, breaking with longtime U.S. protocol of intervening to block U.N. reproaches toward Israel.
“Speaking of Israel, it’s almost laughable, if it weren’t so dangerous, that the left now is so obsessed with national borders, obsessed with Israel’s borders,” Palin said.
“Their defense of what they have just done, in stabbing Israel, is based on their supposed desire to see borders enforced. Since when? They never have seemed to understand the concern that we have, nor the purpose of a nation’s borders. They don’t care about America’s porous borders continuing as is.”