Trump's Next Executive Orders: "Drastically Reducing" US Role In International Organizations, Ending Treaties

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In the latest surprise to come from the Trump administration, the NYT reports that in the Trump administration is preparing a set of executive orders aimed at isolating the US and which would allow the United States to "drastically reduce" its role and involvement in the United Nations and other international organizations, "as well as begin a process to review and potentially abrogate certain forms of multilateral treaties, officials said." The order calls for then enacting “at least a 40% overall decrease” in remaining United States funding toward international organizations.

The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” calls for terminating funding for any United Nations agency or other international body that meets any one of several criteria.  It was not immediately clear if NATO is also among the international organizations targeted.

Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any activity that circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea. The draft order also calls for terminating funding for any organization that “is controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism” or is blamed for the persecution of marginalized groups or any other systematic violation of human rights.

According to the NYT, the agency most targeted at least initially is the UN:

If President Trump signs the order and its provisions are carried out, the cuts could severely curtail the work of United Nations agencies, which rely on billions of dollars in annual United States contributions for missions that include caring for refugees.


The United States provides about a quarter of all funding to United Nations peacekeeping operations, of which there are more than a dozen, in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. At least one of these, the operation in southern Lebanon, directly serves Israeli interests by protecting the country’s northern border, though the draft order characterizes the funding cuts as serving Israeli interests.

The second executive order, “Moratorium on New Multilateral Treaties,” calls for a review of all current and pending treaties with more than one other nation. It asks for recommendations on which negotiations or treaties the United States should leave.

The order says this review applies only to multilateral treaties that are not “directly related to national security, extradition or international trade,” but it is unclear what falls outside these restrictions.

One treaty that could fall under the scope of the order is the Paris climate agreement or other environmental treaties deal with trade issues.

As the NYT adds, "taken together, the orders suggest that Mr. Trump intends to pursue his campaign promises of withdrawing the United States from international organizations. He has expressed heavy skepticism of multilateral agreements such as the Paris climate agreement and of the United Nations. The draft orders, which are only a few pages each, leave several unanswered questions. For example, it is unclear whether they call for cutting 40 percent of United States contributions to each international agency separately, or to the overall federal funding budget."

While the details are still to be unveiled, it is certain that Europe, not to mention the UN, will be quite displeased.

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froze25's picture

So whats going on in Antarctica? John Kerry there on election day, Buz Aldrin was evacuated from there for medical reasons, Head of Russian Church went there recently, to look at ice and snow?

Duc888's picture



That rabbit hole reportedly goes down 2 miles into the ice.

froze25's picture

Even further from what I am gathering from the high profile visitors. I am guessing since those high profile visits are public info a big shoe is about to drop.

It doesn't take 1000's of pages to state you don't tax our goods we don't tax yours.

yrad's picture

There's that Libertarian streak I voted for!!!! YAS!

J S Bach's picture

The Donald is on fire.  His ascendance is truly a miracle for Constitution-starved patriotic types.

froze25's picture

Stay Safe Mr. President.

Thought Processor's picture



Hey, what's the difference between a 'Terrorist' and a 'Freedom Fighter'?


Answer: It depends which side you are on.

gladih8r's picture

It depends on which side Obama or Hillary (and their favorite NGOs) would have been on.

JamesBond's picture

You have to be fairly old to remember the "Get us out of the UN" signs on roadsides in the US byways.  Wish the people who put them up originally were alive to see Trump.



hannah's picture

trump just signed a executive order to join the league of i am confused...?

MisterMousePotato's picture

Someone pinch me. I have waited half a century to hear such things. Said, much less actually done.

Delving Eye's picture

I remember those signs. Back then, any intelligent person knew the U.N. was a pack of spies and useless "diplomats." TRUMP is a godsend!

sleigher's picture

Ron Paul said today about Trump that he appears to be working quickly to avoid collapse.  Economic collapse.  Was interviewed on Alex Jones show.  

syzygysus's picture

Still one I've seen here in MN, north of the Liberal hell of the twin cities.  Every time I drive up I35 I see all his/her signs and wonder what kind of patriot lives there.   Big boards with Get out of the UN and all kinds of stuff I can't read at 75mph.

new game's picture

seen that...nice road art...

jefferson32's picture

I guess the US will be leaving the Olympic Committee then, which recognizes Palestine.

jcaz's picture

I'm erect... Turgid....

Never One Roach's picture

Pass the savnings onto beaten down USA taxpayers. Obama destroyed America's middle class. How about some relief? First, abolish the tax penalty for Unaffordable KenyanCare and abolish all mandates except for maybe keeping the pre-existing clause cause some folks may need that.

HalinCA's picture

Got a shiver going up your leg too, I bet ...

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Thought Processor Jan 25, 2017 3:55 PM

Banning leaves from sidewalks ... registering Steve Bannon to vote in a third state 

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petar's picture

"If President Trump signs the order and its provisions are carried out, the cuts could severely curtail the work of United Nations agencies, which rely on billions of dollars in annual United States contributions for missions that include caring for refugees."


The entire world knows that US is the Only country that does not pay its membership fee in the UN. About the refugees... US is responsible for them and should cover all the costs.

jcaz's picture

Hey Petar- worried about your cushy UN job?


petar's picture

You should be worry.. bigly

JamesBond's picture

Move the UN to Dubai.  They would love to have it and workers would love being there.



wmbz's picture

"The entire world knows that US is the Only country that does not pay its membership fee in the UN"

WTF? You are not just crazy, you are insane. Where did you came up with that bullshit, pull it straight out of your ass?

Good lord, the stupid never stop.

worbsid's picture
How much does the US contribute to the UN? Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The biggest portion of this money – about $3 billion this year – goes to the U.N.'s regular and peacekeeping budgets.Jun 16, 2015
emersonreturn's picture

terrorist state...israel certainly qualifies.

CNONC's picture

A terrorist intentionally targets civilians in order to undermine support for the legitimate political system.  (Hint to the USAF:  Maybe you can claim incompetence.)

brianshell's picture

Its Christmas day every day.

Joe Davola's picture

All well and good, but as with the shredding of Obama's EO's, these can be gone with a stroke of the pen.  Unfortunately getting congress to make any of these things codified law is an uphill struggle at best.

froze25's picture

Paul Ryan, McCain, Rubio and the other RINO's need to be publicly called out.

DollarMenu's picture

Term limits for all of them.

selling_air's picture

Raise a glass to non interventionism!

Duc888's picture



Corey Goode

David Wilcock

John Lear

Bob Lazar

Ancient Builder race..... Cabal wants partial disclosure...... others "higher up" want full disclosure.  If you think Pixzzagate is fucked up... you ain't seen nuthin yet.  Nazi bell, I could go on and on but those names will give ya a years worth of homework.  If you're a money guy then Wilcocks work on the gold that we (USA) stole from China for safe keeping while Japan was sacking them quite interesting and precient to what is going on today with Gold.

D Nyle's picture

Damn, I need a break from all this winning and its only the first week

froze25's picture

I hear ya, it's like the last guy wasn't even really the president. How is it possible for Trump to do all this so fast?

techpriest's picture

Simple - the last three presidents gave themselves yuuge amounts of unconstitutional power because they thought that only those who are "in the club" would sit in the Oval Office, and it let them rule as kings.

Only problem was, a guy who was rich, but not "in the club," found his way in, and now he has all of that power. And he's using it to rapidly undo the last 24 years or so of abuses.

Why it never dawned on these guys that such a thing could happen, I can't say. Main thing is, I hope Trump ends the concept of the imperial presidency and rule by executive order once he undoes the Clinton/Bush/Obama legacy.

The Jaguar's picture

The phrase "beyond my wildest dreams" springs to mind. If he keeps up at this pace the Dems are done for good.

techpriest's picture

Hopefully the Dems and neocon GOP both. We need to all start running for our local city councils, etc. and start doing the same locally.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

you might consider starting to follow Rutgers men's basketball.

Collectivism Killz's picture

Watch Aliens Vs Predators. That documentary explains it all, and you would hardly believe it!

froze25's picture

Seen it years ago, thats why when I first started hearing about all the weird shit going on down there it caught my attention. This documentary from Russia with their military personnel interviewed in it really adds to the weirdness.

shankster's picture

Read some of the ancient Sumerian writings to find out what they knew about Antarctica.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

I noticed that when John Kerry was in public recently, he looked liked he'd seen a ghost, or something, aged 10 years in a few months.

techpriest's picture

I've seen it in other contexts. Usually a sudden health problem or large amount of stress will do it.

Fathead Slim's picture

I know it. He looks like fucking Christine Lagarde.

All is chosen's picture

or has been f...... the alien Lagarde?

or vice versa

Krungle's picture

And now Anthony Bourdain is sampling the cuisine of Antarctica....

bloostar's picture

They've found Bigfoot.. he's on the loose, along with Godzilla.

Joe Sixpack's picture

Flat earthers will tell you it is the edge of the disc.