UN just a club for people to have a good time: Donald Trump

United States President-elect Donald Trump questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations (UN) has called it a club for people to �have a good time.�

UN just a club for people to have a good time: Donald Trump

United States President-elect Donald Trump questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations (UN) has called it a club for people to “have a good time.”

Trump wrote on Twitter that the UN has "such great potential," but it has become "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!"




Trump’s comment came days after the United Nations voted to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

On Friday, Trump warned, “As to the UN, things will be different after January 20th,” referring to the day he takes office. Trump told The Associated Press last December that he wanted to be “very neutral” on Israel-Palestinian issues. But his tone became decidedly more pro-Israel as the campaign progressed.



He has spoken disparagingly of Palestinians, saying they have been "taken over" by or are condoning militant groups.

Trump on Saturday, commenting on UN condemnation of Israeli settlements, said, “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!”



Trump's criticism of the UN is by no means unique. While the organisation does engage in large-scale humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts, its massive bureaucracy has long been a source of controversy. The organisation has been accused by some Western governments of being inefficient and frivolous, while developing nations have said it is overly influenced by wealthier nations.