A recent report published by the United Nations slammed President Trump’s alleged “hatred for the poor” and America’s “cruel and inhuman” policies; ignoring the fact the data comes from the last year of President Obama’s second term in the White House.
According to Fox News, the report rips the Trump administration’s stance on welfare and the social safety net; claiming the recently passed GOP tax cuts were failing and the United States should reduce its military spending and focus on social programs.
“But, wait a minute: the U.N. report’s main contentions are based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s official poverty measure data for 2016 – the last full year of President Obama’s second term. So it would be absurd to say that private citizen Donald Trump had any responsibility for the many shortcomings of the Obama administration or any other administration in power before he became president,” writes Fox.
The scathing report comes as the United States economy continues to roar to life under President Trump; reducing unemployment and jobless claims to levels not seen in over 44 years.
Read the full report at Fox News.
'IT WAS IRAN': Israel Says TEHRAN Behind Gaza Mortar Barrage
Israeli officials publicly blamed Iran for the recent mortar attack on southern Israel Wednesday, saying Tehran was the “culprit” behind the barrage that included 180 Iranian-manufactured shells.
According to the Jerusalem Post, IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis confirmed the mortar shells were produced inside the Islamic Republic and smuggled into the region by Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
“Despite Israel’s intelligence superiority over terror groups, as well a blockade imposed both by the IDF and Egypt, Hamas and other terror groups in the Strip have restocked their supply of weapons in the four years since the last round of fighting between Israel and Hamas,” writes the Post.
“The mass-produced Iranian mortar shells used in Tuesday’s salvos were also used by Islamic Jihad in an attack in January and in a barrage 12 mortar shells fired toward an army outpost in November,” adds the author.
The revelation raises new questions over Iran’s influence in the region as the United States urges western allies and other nations to help clampdown on Tehran’s nuclear program.
AMERICA LEADS, WORLD FOLLOWS: Guatemala Moves Embassy to Jerusalem
Guatemala officially opened its new embassy in the heart of Jerusalem Wednesday, becoming the second nation to relocate its diplomatic mission to the holy city following the United States’ historic decision despite widespread global opposition.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales was on hand to mark the opening ceremony, flanked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who hailed the move “as one of the first” alongside the United States.
“You were always among the first,” Netanyahu told the audience. “We remember our friends and Guatemala is our friend, then and now.”
President Trump made history late last year when he officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; sparking outrage from the United Nations and other countries throughout the Middle East.
The UN recognizes Jerusalem as a “disputed international zone” and a possible capital for a future Palestinian state.