Sarah Palin called on president-elect Donald Trump to quit the United Nations in the wake of the Security Council's vote for a resolution demanding that Israel stop building settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.
Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, made the comments on the Breitbart News Daily show on SiriusXM. She suggested such a move would be akin to the Brexit vote for Great Britain to leave the European Union.
The United States abstained from the Security Council vote.
Trump criticized the vote on Twitter: "The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace. Too bad, but we will get it done anyway," according to CNN.
"I think many of us have called for America to really step up and consider what it is that we are funding and supporting via the U.N., and how it works so hard really against U.S. interests, and just saying – look what the U.K. just did," said Palin.
"This is such an encouraging time, where it's not just us, but those across the pond, too, are understanding that their nation's sovereignty and security are on the line here, with the ties that bind us to interests that really don't further our agendas."
Palin told Breitbart News Daily she believed the U.N. was holding the United States back from its leadership position in the world.
"… I called for our next president, Donald Trump, to call for the unshackling of the political bands tying us to the U.N.," said Palin. "By exiting the U.N., where injustice is actually rewarded, we then will be able to uphold America's reputation as the leader, and as the kind and compassionate and generous nation that we are – as the nation sharing values that, when emulated by any other nation, can bring justice and equal rights to any other nation."
"So I call upon President-elect Trump to lead that charge. But the other way to look at this is, is it really going to be one person, one leader's responsibility to do so? Or is this going to be part of the revolution that we have just seen, that did elect Trump?"
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