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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

TRUMP SAYS UN JUST A CLUB FOR PEOPLE TO 'HAVE A GOOD TIME'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Donald Trump is questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it's just a club for people to "have a good time," after the U.N. Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem,

The president-elect wrote Monday on Twitter that the U.N. has "such great potential," but it has become "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!"
On Friday, Trump warned, "As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th," referring to the day he takes office.

The decision by the Obama administration to abstain from Friday's U.N. vote brushed aside Trump's demands that the U.S. exercise its veto and provided a climax to years of icy relations with Israel's leadership.

That was only one subject on which Trump tweeted Monday. In an evening post, he wrote that he believes his election as president has boosted the economy.

"The world was gloomy before I won - there was no hope," he said in a verified post on his Twitter account. "Now, the market is up nearly 10 percent and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars." READ MORE