President Trump delivered the most America-first speech of his presidency in front of the United Nations Tuesday morning. The President did not hold-back, it was a no-holds-barred address that shined a light on the threat posed by the enemies to the free world, such as Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and the global “radical Islamic terror” groups. The President’s language adopted the “peace through strength” philosophy popularized by former President Ronald Reagan. President Trump’s promotion of American exceptionalism, American Superiority and the pivotal highlighting of the now famous Trump Doctrine, will no doubt fire-up the base that elected him President.
Most importantly, President Trump’s slamming of and his incessant criticism of Socialism and Communism and its historical record of dismal failure around the world everywhere it has been implemented was by far the MOST IMPORTANT point of his speech. The President slammed the Venezuelan Socialist Regime at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. He then went on to slam Socialism and the Socialist platform, saying the problem in Venezuela is not that Socialism has been poorly implemented, but because Socialism has been faithfully implemented. He stressed that from the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever Socialism or Communism has been tried and adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. The President is determined to stress to American and the world that Socialism is a curse and failure to prosperity, freedom and the security of the world.
The President went on and vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea if it doesn’t end its nuclear path. Mr. Trump again referred to and called Kim Jong Un “rocket man”, saying he is “on a suicide mission for himself and his [rogue]regime”. He said if the rogue nation continued its nuclear testing program: “we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
Despite the UN Secretary General prior warnings against ‘fiery talk’, President Trump spoke from the heart focusing on “honesty and reality” of the world as it is, saying he will ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if they continued on their nuclear path.
Trump noted that; “No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” The President said; “If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph.”
President Trump stressed that America has “great patience” but that North Korea’s actions “threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of life”. He further highlighted the brutal existence of the people of North Korea being subject to poverty, starvation, and torture at the hands of the Communist regime in Pyongyang.
Further, President Trump said the United Nations had a responsibility to stop the “terrorists and extremists (who) have gathered and grown in strength to every region in the planet”. “Authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values systems and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since World War II”. He stressed; “To put it simply we meet at a time of both immense promise and great peril.”
The President went on to state critically that; “It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world up to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair”. “Major portions of the world are in conflict, and some, in fact, are going to hell.” Trump again said he would always put “America first”, but that it would always be “a great friend” to its allies.
“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,” Trump said. “I will always put America first, just as you should put your countries first.” This point too was critical for the nation-state governance of the world. The best example to date in history for peace, stability and partnerships for the good of human civilization – vice the left-wing design of world globalization, which is another term and form for Socialism.
With regard to the UN, President Trump criticized the “unfair cost burden” shouldered by the United States in funding the UN, saying it pays more than the 22-per cent it is recognized for and 28-per cent of the UN world-wide peacekeeping operations. But he said, if peace could be secured, this would be a worthwhile investment.
Again, addressing strife-torn Venezuela, he said Socialism there, in Cuba, and the former Soviet Union had only delivered “anguish and devastation and failure”. As previously noted, the President pointed out, and must continue to be addressed is that the problem in Venezuela is not that Socialism has been poorly implemented, but that Socialism has been faithfully implemented. Critical to this is the fact the political-left both in the U.S. and around the world, meaning the Communists and Globalist have supported and embraced, first Venezuela’s strongman Chavez and now President Nicolas Maduro. Donald Trump called out Venezuelan Maduro, calling for the establishment of “full democracy and political freedoms” in Venezuela. As a follow-up to Monday night, the President warned the U.S. was ready to act against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime. President Trump said, “The Venezuelan people are starving,” and the country is collapsing, their democratic institutions are being destroyed.”
During his speech, President Trump also called the Iranian government an “economically depleted rogue state” whose chief export is violence. Trump told world leaders that the world cannot allow the “murderous regime” in Tehran to continue its destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles. He said the U.S. and world leaders “cannot abide” by the 2015 agreement struck by his predecessor Barack Obama if it “provides cover” for Iran to eventually build its nuclear program. President Trump stressed it was the worst agreement the U.S. has ever entered into in the history of this country.
He castigated the nuclear deal with Iran, which was negotiated by the Obama administration along with the P5+1 world powers. Trump said that the world would see “very soon” America’s future position on the deal.
After taking a brief hiatus from identifying the threat that is the global jihadist movement, President Trump again warned of “the Islamic extremist” threat that continues to menace the free world across the globe. “We will stop radical Islamic terrorism, because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation and, indeed, to tear up the entire world,” the President declared.
Finally, addressing the General Assembly is a milestone moment for any president, but one particularly significant for President Trump, a relative newcomer to foreign policy who has at times rattled the international community with his unpredictability. Trump delivered a Reaganesque, America-first speech that is again, sure to fire-up Conservatives and his base of support. In front of their representatives, he took direct shots at the rogue regimes of the world.
He indeed presented the most bold and courageous speech of any U.S. President in the history of the UN. While the President spoke for 40 minutes, much as noted, was of course about North Korea, he speech was a continuation of his Middle East and NATO speeches and it has for the most part solidified the Trump Doctrine and what it entails, calls for, and is about.