PopGlitz on Politics: Trump Tells the United Nations That He Will Put America First and Calls Kim “Rocket Man”
Earlier this week, President Donald J. Trump addressed the general assembly of the United Nations for the first time in his presidency. Many were wondering whether we were going to see the diplomatic Donald Trump willing to play nice with the rest of the world leaders or whether we were going to see the blunt and straight-forward Donald Trump willing to tackle hard issues head on.
President Trump took the podium and gave one of the most memorable speeches ever by an American president to the United Nations. He did not waste any time.
At the beginning of his remarks, he noted how the United States economy has been gathering steam since he was elected president.
Fortunately, the United States has done very well since Election Day last November 8th. The stock market is at an all-time high – a record. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years, and because of our regulatory and other reforms, we have more people working in the United States today than ever before. – President Donald Trump
The President was not exaggerating with this statement. Since the beginning of 2017, the DOW has gained 11% and has closed at record highs over thirty times. Today, it closed at 22, 359. Since Trump’s inauguration, unemployment has stayed under 5%. The American economy is advancing after eight years of stagnant growth.
He went on to give some words of reassurance.
In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch. – President Donald Trump
Then instead of kowtowing to the desires of globalists and the international elites, he unequivocally affirmed his interests on behalf of the American people.
As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first. – President Donald Trump
With this one line, he was telling the foreign leaders in the room that even I am here among you, my loyalty and allegiance is to the American people and not to any international body.
He did not just stop right there but he went further and basically told them that enough was enough.
The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies but we can no longer be taken advantage of, or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return. As long as I hold this office, I will defend America’s interests above all else.
The toughest criticism was saved for North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jung Un, who the president referred to as “Rocket Man” because of the rogue nation’s testing of nuclear weapons.
No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the wellbeing of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing and oppression of countless more…The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. – President Donald Trump
Kim Jong Un responded to these remarks by calling Trump a “mentally deranged US dotard.”
However, Trump also had words of fury for the Iranian regime as well.
The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. – President Donald Trump
Overall, the speech was one of the most hard-hitting addresses to the United Nations by a sitting president.
To read the transcript of the entire speech, please click here:
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