The United States has always led the way on humanitarian rights, with America out of the game who will hold those efforts together.
Courtesy of Foreign Policy:
China and Russia, emboldened by the Trump administration’s retreat on human rights issues and its drive to cut spending at the United Nations, are quietly seeking to scale back programs in U.N. peacekeeping missions around the world that protect civilians from violence and sexual exploitation, according to diplomats and confidential documents.
The two countries are waging the campaign largely in closed-door budget negotiations, where they’re arguing for dramatic cuts in funding for the programs and the elimination of at least 170 jobs.
Both Russia and China are motivated by a broad disdain for human rights promotion at the U.N. and a feeling that the world body should not be meddling in the domestic policies of member states.
Their position on the issue is not new but previous U.S. administrations have usually managed to prevent China and Russia from undermining the work the U.N. does on human rights. Now, the two countries are benefiting from President Donald Trump’s impulse to withdraw from the world and withhold money from international organizations.
“Every year there is a push by China and Russia” to roll back human rights, one of the diplomats said, but this year, the “push is getting stronger.”
Every previous president for at least the last 60 years has known how important American leadership was for humanitarian causes, this is the first time that we have elected an actual sociopath who lacks the empathy to care about anybody but himself.
I wonder if these idiots who voted for this POS truly understood just how much damage he could cause to the future of this country?