"God bless Nikki Haley," Fox host Pete Hegseth said Friday morning on Fox & Friends, just a day after the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to declare the U.S.'s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital "null and void." Before the vote, Haley, the American ambassador to the U.N., had threatened to cut America's U.N. funding should member countries vote against President Trump's Jerusalem decision.
In fact, 128 member countries did vote to rebuke Trump's decision — a move Hegseth found utterly appalling. "It's a demonstration of what the U.N. has become," he railed, "which is nothing but [an] anti-American, anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic cesspool."
Hegseth specifically noted that countries like Iraq and Afghanistan — which he said the U.S. had "poured our blood and treasure into" — voted against the U.S. His criticism of the U.N. went a step beyond typical Trumpian bluster about the organization's impotence or anti-Israeli bent; the Army veteran said that the U.S. should not only should cut its investment in the U.N., but that the U.S. should also pull out of the international body altogether and create a new "league of democracies of like-minded countries."
Watch the full segment below. Kelly O'Meara Morales