(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama for treating Israel with “total disdain and disrespect,” referencing Obama’s decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building.
We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but…….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
Trump used Twitter, his social media platform of choice, to call out Obama on Wednesday.
Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
Two days earlier, Trump called the United Nations a “sad” institution on Twitter.
The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
Reports about U.S. involvement in orchestrating the U.N. resolution — which passed Friday in a 14-0 vote with the U.S. abstaining — surfaced Tuesday. The Obama administration has denied any role in bringing the resolution to a vote.