Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer railed against the United Nations on Monday, saying President-elect Donald Trump should put his name on the organisation’s Manhattan headquarters and “turn it into condos.”
Krauthammer told Fox News host Bret Baier that the UN has “turned out to be a disaster,” criticising the recent Security Council resolution urging Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
“This is very serious damage that cannot be undone because you can’t change a Security Council resolution without the acquiescence of the Russians and the Chinese, and you’re not gonna get it,” Krauthammer said.
The nationally-syndicated columnist then joined other conservatives in calling for the abolishment of the UN’s Manhattan headquarters.
“It is an organisation that exacerbates tensions, not assuages them,” Krauthammer said of the UN. “… Any move to minimise our support for it, any move to get it out of the US, imagine if headquarters were in Zimbabwe. The amount of weight and coverage it would get would be zero.”
He continued: “I think it’s good real estate in downtown New York City, and Trump ought to find a way to put his name on it and turn it into condos.”
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