President-elect Donald Trump, after staying relatively quiet on social media over the Christmas holiday weekend, lashed out at the United Nations and his old arch-enemy, the news media, on Monday night.
He refuted President Obama's claims that if he could have run for a third term, he would have won. Trump also called the United Nations "club for people to get together, talk and have a good time" and insisted the Trump Foundation was more charitable than the media let on.
The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
Here's part 1 of the four-part storm.
The world was gloomy before I won - there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
Here's part 2. (Speaking of that economy...)
I gave millions of dollars to DJT Foundation, raised or recieved millions more, ALL of which is given to charity, and media won't report!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2016
Here's part 3.
The DJT Foundation, unlike most foundations, never paid fees, rent, salaries or any expenses. 100% of money goes to wonderful charities!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2016
And here's part 4.
About the UN rant
The U.N.'s ruling against Israel's settlements in the West Bank has drawn harsh criticism from many conservatives, including Trump. The United States abstained from a U.N. Security Council vote to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
He has also tweeted that "things will be different" with the United Nations after he takes office.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016
On Christmas Eve, Trump said the Israel ruling would hinder peace in the Middle East.
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
And here's his promise to change the organization after taking office.
Now, about his foundation...
Trump insists the media has not reported his charitable donations accurately, and that all funds have gone to charity. But tax records show Trump used the foundation's money to settle personal legal disputes, The Washington Post reports. An IRS filing showed the foundation admitted to violating rules against "self-dealing," or using charity funds to help a charity's owners.
Trump has given his foundation "millions," as he claims, but he has not donated to it since 2008.