„Everything that's working, we're going to make it better, everything that's not working we're going to try and fix, and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we're going to away with.“

—  Nikki Haley, New US envoy warns allies:'Back us or we'll take names' http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-28/new-us-un-envoy-warns-allies-back-us-or-well-take-names/8219532 (January 28 2017)
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