- Trump To UN: The Future Does Not Belong To Globalists
by Graham J Noble, https://www.libertynation.com/
On Sept. 24, President Donald Trump delivered a measured speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Ever the showman who usually likes to go off-script, Trump was almost painfully presidential – the UN, after all, is not the forum for off-the-cuff remarks. The speech was wide-ranging, but the overriding theme was the importance of national pride and sovereignty to every country. “The future,” Trump told the assembly, “does not belong to globalists.”
In addition to providing an overview of America’s foreign policy challenges, the president berated China for its unfair trade practices and its violation of obligations made to the people of Hong Kong. He called for the empowerment of women and for the rights of the LGBT community to be protected.
Adversaries Singled Out
Taking aim at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for admitting China, Trump pointed out that 60,000 American factories have closed since China became a member-state. “The World Trade Organization needs drastic change,” the president said. “The second-largest economy in the world should not be permitted to declare itself a developing country in order to game the system at others’ expense.”
Trump also singled out the governments of Iran and Venezuela. Of the former, the president made it clear that US sanctions would not be lifted while the Iranian government continues its aggressive behavior. At the same time, the US leader expressed sympathy and support for the Iranian people. Such a distinction is important.