PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has warned members of Congress that the United Kingdom will not become the “world’s police” if they fail to uphold their oaths to uphold the constitution.
Speaking to House lawmakers at the White House, Trump said the United Nations Security Council will “never” have to take action to uphold Article 50, the formal start of negotiations to leave the European Union, unless they do their jobs and uphold the United Nation’s founding principles.
“The United Kingdom, which has become the most powerful military in the world, has become a lawless police state, and that is a problem,” Trump said, according to a transcript of the speech obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
“If the United State is not the policeman of the world we will never be the policeman.”
The United States is the only country in the 28-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development that is not a member of the European Community.
The United States also has the most veto power in the council, which is dominated by the European Commission.
Trump’s speech comes as he and his administration are trying to negotiate a new trade deal with Canada, which he argues is more fair to the United Sates.
The United Nations has expressed concerns about the U.S. plan to pull out of the TPP, which was negotiated between the United Arab Emirates and Canada.
It also said the U’s decision to leave NAFTA will be detrimental to the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Trump administration also said it wants a free trade deal that includes more protection for U. S. workers and industries.