Nikki Haley backed up recent Trump policy against the Palestinian Liberation Organization, or PLO, with tough rhetoric. Bret Baier asked the Ambassador to the United Nations about the administration’s recent policies against the PLO, including closing their office in Washington and severely restricting funding to the Palestinian authority in a wide-ranging interview Wednesday on Fox News.
Referring to the tough actions by the administration, Baier asked, “Is there still a hope that by doing the ‘hard stick’ approach with the Palestinians that they are somehow going to turn around?”
“It’s totally up to the Palestinians at this point … Negotiations are going to happen, neither side is going to like it.”
Haley said, “the Palestinians have more to gain than Israel ever will,” before launching into a full broadside against the PLO for their behavior toward the US.
“All they’ve done is have their hand out asking for money, badmouth the United States, not come to the table on the peace deal,” Haley said bluntly, “Why would we have a PLO office? Why would we continue to fund the Palestinians?”
Haley insisted that the tough actions by the US will not deter a peace deal but the actions are intended to bring the Palestinians to the table. “We will continue to hope they see the error of what they’ve done and come back to the table and we will welcome them when they do,” Haley said in conclusion.
Earlier in the interview, Haley made it clear that the administration will not be handing out cash to nations that hate America.”We’re not going to support dictators, we are no longer going to give money to people who are against the U.S. Or say ‘Death to America.’ Or do anything that would be anti-U.S.” “Haley bluntly said.
“We are now going to strategically work with our friends and there are no longer going to be handouts for those that go against us,” Haley said.