Nikki Haley, a Republican candidate for the presidential election, deviated from the Washington establishment on foreign aid and pledged to cease sending billions of taxpayers’ money to “anti-American countries and causes,” Fox News informed.
In an op-ed piece published by the New York Post on Friday, Haley criticized past Democratic and Republican presidential administrations for their foreign aid strategies, stating that the U.S. had spent $46 billion last year supporting countries such as Iraq, Pakistan, and even China.
Haley mentioned that this had been happening for decades under presidents of both parties, and that the foreign-aid policies were outdated, running on autopilot with no consideration for the recipient countries’ conduct.
According to Haley, the Washington bureaucracy and its supporters in Congress tend to resist any attempt to terminate these worldwide donations. Thus, a resolute president would be required to eliminate these abuses of taxpayer money.
Haley pointedly singled out Iraq and Pakistan, nations where terrorist groups operate and whose governments are not supportive of the U.S. Additionally, as a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., she criticized the Biden administration for renewing support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
According to Haley, the agency supposedly helps Palestinian refugees, but she claimed that it serves as a cover for promoting vehemently anti-Semitic propaganda against Israel, a critical U.S. ally.
In her op-ed for the New York Post, Nikki Haley criticized the use of American taxpayer money to fund environmental programs in Communist China and to support countries like Belarus and Cuba, which are known to be hostile towards the United States.
As a presidential candidate, she promised to cut foreign aid to countries that harbor anti-American sentiment. Haley entered the 2024 Republican primary race two weeks ago, joining former President Donald Trump and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Trump welcomed the competition, stating “the more the merrier,” and more candidates are expected to enter the race later this year.
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