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An article in this morning's Arizona Republic mentioned that the United States had blocked a United Nations resolution regarding human rights violation in North Korea:
I dug a little deeper, and found more information about the story in a recent issue of FP (Foreign Policy). "The move signaled a desire by U.S. President Donald Trump to salvage a faltering two-year diplomatic effort to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and try to strike a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the 2020 U.S. presidential election."
“Once again, the U.S. has prevented the U.N. Security Council from scrutinizing North Korea’s abysmal human rights record, apparently because of President Trump’s special relationship with Kim Jong Un,” said Louis Charbonneau, the U.N. director for Human Rights Watch.
“By blocking this meeting, which was set to go ahead on Human Rights Day tomorrow, the Trump administration is sending a message to Kim that the U.S. no long considers arbitrary detention, starvation, torture, summary executions, sexual violence and other crimes again the North Korean people a priority,” Charbonneau added. “North Korea and many other abusive governments can now rest assured that they have little to fear from the Trump administration when it comes to human rights.”
Russia also opposed the resolution in 2017, shortly after Trump took office, even though China (North Korea's closest ally) supported it.
These stories reinforce two facts about Trump:
1) He'll do ANYTHING (including threatening another foreign power) to improve his chances of getting re-elected and
2) He is totally unconcerned about human rights abuses (think Turkey, Saudi Arabia,Russia,refugees trying to enter the United States etc)