Well, actually it was a check for $221 million to an anti-Israeli group, the Palestinian Authority.
President Trump canceled the check.
Congress and Obama had tussled over the handout of American money for months. Obama tried to sneak the check through. A few hours before the inauguration, former Secretary of State John Kerry notified Congress that the check was in the mail.
Ha ha ha.
From United With Israel:
The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move.
The State Department is reviewing the last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week.
When asked about the transfer by a reporter during Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that “[Trump] is very concerned about how taxpayer money is spent, whether it’s sent overseas and what we get for it in terms of the relationship or our support for a democracy or aid to another country for their defenses. But he’s going to be examining all aspects of the budget… He’s going to make sure that every deal, every dollar that is spent by the government is done in a way that respects the American taxpayer.”Israel became an independent, democratic state in 1948. For 60 years, every president supported Israel.
Then came Obama.
Nice to have a president who supports democracy again.
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