United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has threatened that the United States “will be taking names” as the body prepares to vote on President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to move the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
"At the UN we're always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names," the diplomat tweeted Tuesday.
The internet was surprised that a diplomat would use such undiplomatic language to refer to our allies.
Read the best responses below"
@nikkihaley I'm taking the names of all my friends at the bar who tell me I'm too drunk to drive and try to take my keys. I will show them!— Hordge Knudsen (@Hordge Knudsen)1513724798.0
Taking names? Like naughty school boys? UK is in America's bad books for adhering to UN resolutions on Jerusalem's… https://t.co/aGsvzX7fjT— Robert Moore (@Robert Moore)1513723515.0
US Foreign Policy: "The US will be taking names" - what an appalling way to talk to those who stand on the side of… https://t.co/Z3qxyOBEos— Miqdaad Versi (@Miqdaad Versi)1513721839.0
Wow! Threats in the halls of peaceful engagements lady? Really? I’m gobsmacked. Wow! https://t.co/1Q70YkW5kE— Bo Mbindwane (@Bo Mbindwane)1513722414.0
@nikkihaley Taking names. You sound like a schoolyard bully. A worthy follower of Trump.— NeverGOP Sandra * Right Matters * (@NeverGOP Sandra * Right Matters *)1513725886.0
@nikkihaley Robert Mueller is taking names too dear.— Peace Guerilla (@Peace Guerilla)1513727283.0
It may be far easier and far quicker to write down/remember the names of those who vote with you. https://t.co/RiEWdxVSf5— Matt Lee (@Matt Lee)1513725496.0
"The US will be taking names" This is how the US wants to conduct international relations? Where's Prime Minister… https://t.co/BiV9dD0xVe— Humza Yousaf (@Humza Yousaf)1513721604.0
Maher Mohammad Atallah (54); Mohammad “Jaber Sha’ban” Al-Safadi (25); Mahmoud Abd Al-Qader Al-Atal (26); Mahmoud Ab… https://t.co/C0BZsdzdJM— Jamil Dakwar (@Jamil Dakwar)1513723672.0
U.S. Vetoes Security Council Resolution on Jerusalem in 14-1 Vote https://t.co/1olkDpRsj2 #NikkiHaley https://t.co/gbaAvf9WVO— Democracy Now! (@Democracy Now!)1513719309.0