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President Trump to United Nations: ‘America first’ and a strong rebuke of globalism




U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at the United Nations after his speech on September 19, 2017 in New York City. He addressed world leaders at his first UN General Assembly meeting.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at the United Nations after his speech on September 19, 2017 in New York City. He addressed world leaders at his first UN General Assembly meeting.
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President Trump addressed the United Nations for the second time this morning. His first speech to the UN General Assembly was made was infamous by referring to Kim Jong-Un as “rocket man.”

Today, Trump touted his accomplishments while in office, this time thanked the leader of North Korea, offered up criticism to the UN Human Rights Council and China’s trade practices, and referred to Iran as a “corrupt dictatorship.” The dominant theme of Trump’s address was an “America first” message where he asserted the U.S.’s governing sovereignty from the United Nations, promised aid only to those who “respect” the U.S., and bucked against globalism. The address was met with mixed reactions from the international community.

You can read the full 2018 transcript here.

Guest:

David Nakamura, White House reporter for the Washington Post, who is covering President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York; he tweets @DavidNakamura