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Jake Tapper exposes hypocrisy of UN countries who voted to condemn the US

CNN's Jake Tapper criticized some of the countries that voted to condemn the U.S. in a United Nations vote Thursday. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

CNN's Jake Tapper gave a blistering assessment of some of the countries who voted to condemn the United States in a vote at the United Nations Thursday.

Here's the video of Tapper's scathing indictment:

Here's what he said:

"Among the 128 countries who voted to condemn the U.S. on this issue were some countries with some rather questionable records of their own," Tapper explained.


"Take Venezuela's representative today," Tapper began, running a video of the country's U.N.  representative. "The world is not for sale, and your votes imperil global peace," the representative said in the video.

"The U.S. imperils global peace says the representative of Venezuela," Tapper repeated, "a country in a humanitarian disaster with violence in the streets, an economy in complete collapse, citizens malnourished, dying children being turned away from hospitals, starving families joining street gangs to scrounge for food."

"On what moral platform does the government of Venezuela stand today?" he asked.


"Not to be done, of course, the U.S. also got an earful from Syria," he continued. "We're in the seventh year of the brutal Syrian Civil War that has killed half a million people and displaced millions. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against his own citizens including children."


"Also feeling a bit preachy today, Yemen, which helped draft the resolution condemning the U.S., seemingly more focused at least during the speech on where the U.S. puts its embassy in Israel, than on the seven million Yemenis on the brink of starvation in that country's civil war," Tapper continued.

"There are plenty of policies and actions that are perfectly valid to criticize about the United States and about Israel, and certainly whether this move will help the peace process in any way seems one of them. But listening to these countries, including North Korea and Myanmar and Turkey and China, lecturing the United States about human rights and peace might seem a bit much," he concluded.

Only 9 countries voted with the United States, 128 countries voted against the U.S., while 35 others abstained from voting.

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