Better late than never, but this should have happened a long time ago.
The Trump administration, no longer willing to trust that U.N.-backed aid groups can be relied upon to effectively get help to persecuted Christian minorities in the Middle East, has decided to take matters into its own hands.
Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Fourth Annual IDC (In Defense of Christians) Solidarity Dinner for Christians in the Middle East on Wednesday night.
Pence revealed President Trump has ordered the State Department “to stop ineffective relief efforts at the United Nations, and from this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID.”
In a statement likely intended as a wakeup call to the global diplomatic community, Pence added, “We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups.”
Instead, Pence said, federal agencies “will work hand-in-hand with faith-based groups and private organizations to help those who are persecuted for their faith.”