From The Blaze:
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Wednesday that America will no longer fund more than 25 percent of the organization’s peacekeeping operations.
Haley told the Security Council, “Peacekeeping is a shared responsibility. All of us have a role to play, and all of us must step up.”
Currently, the U.S. is shouldering roughly 28.5 percent of the U.N.’s peacekeeping missions. The next largest contributor is China, which pays 10 percent.
The contribution from the U.S. has already been reduced $570 million from last year, at the insistence of the Trump administration. When that cut was made in June, Haley announced, “We’re only getting started.”
In December, Haley’s team also negotiated a further $285 million cut from US coffers to the U.N.’s operating budget. At the time, the ambassador issued a statement saying that “The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”