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”
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) December 19, 2017
Taking names? Like naughty school boys? UK is in America's bad books for adhering to UN resolutions on Jerusalem's status. The vote was 14-1 https://t.co/n7jbDQoXi0
— Robert Moore (@robertmooreitv) December 19, 2017
i think they wash your mouth out with soap at the UN for talking like that. di-plo-ma-cy, do you speak it. https://t.co/1sU1mAPnq6
— DO NOT CONGRATULATE (@russbengtson) December 19, 2017
It was all of them. All of the names. Everybody but you. What are you going to do now? Invade Europe? Stop selling us Boeing’s? You’re a busted flush. US hegemony ended when you stopped trying to do the right thing and started hiding doing the bad.
— Otter Jesus (@JesusOtter) December 19, 2017
— Miqdaad Versi (@miqdaad) December 19, 2017
Wow! Threats in the halls of peaceful engagements lady? Really? I’m gobsmacked. Wow! https://t.co/1Q70YkW5kE
— Bo Mbindwane (@mbindwane) December 19, 2017
Taking names. You sound like a schoolyard bully. A worthy follower of Trump.
— Sandra (@seb4466) December 19, 2017
Robert Mueller is taking names too dear.
— Peace Guerilla (@Peaceguerilla) December 19, 2017
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 (@APDiploWriter) December 19, 2017
"The US will be taking names"
This is how the US wants to conduct international relations? Where's Prime Minister Hugh Grant when you need him… https://t.co/TUQLrCW8Fh
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) December 19, 2017
Maher Mohammad Atallah (54); Mohammad “Jaber Sha’ban” Al-Safadi (25); Mahmoud Abd Al-Qader Al-Atal (26); Mahmoud Abd Al-Majid Al-Masri (29); Basel Mustafa Ibrahim (29); Muhammad Amin Mahmoud ‘Aqel (19); Yasser Naji Sukkar (23); Ibrahim Nayef Abu Thuraya (29). (source: @alhaq_org) pic.twitter.com/k7xnKLUYcV
— Jamil Dakwar (@jdakwar) December 19, 2017
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) December 19, 2017