President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on Tuesday. In his speech, he focused on the threat posed by North Korea, and on Iran’s government and the Iran nuclear deal.
Following the first of Trump’s presidency addresses to the United Nations General Assembly, many are crediting Trump with giving the speech of a lifetime.
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“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.,” Trump said.
John Bolton, an ambassador to the U.N. ambassador under former President George W. Bush, said the speech was “the best of the Trump presidency.”
Bolton: ‘This Was the Best Speech of the Trump Presidency’ https://t.co/O3OHKTf1bk
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Bolton also gave Trump high remarks for his comments on North Korea and the ongoing threat posed by its leader, Kim Jong Un.
“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,” Trump said. “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
According to conservative radio show host Mark Levin, “President Trump’s UN speech was outstanding.”
President Trump’s UN speech was outstanding
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 19, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also praised the speech.
“PM Netanyahu on @POTUS Trump’s speech at #UNGA: In over 30 years in my experience w/ the UN I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech,” read a tweet from Netanyahu’s official Twitter account.
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) September 19, 2017
Nigel Farage, a right-wing member of the British parliament who was one of the loudest voices pushing for the U.K. to leave the European Union predicted that “Trump’s UK approval ratings will go up significantly after this UN speech.”
Trump’s UK approval ratings will go up significantly after this UN speech. pic.twitter.com/54Sr8ojhCL
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 19, 2017
“This was the president of the United States acting like the president of the United States and not someone who is coming in to beg forgiveness for who we are,” said former Colorado Gov. Mike Huckabee.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 19, 2017
Even 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has been critical of Trump in the past, had nothing but good things to say.
“President Trump gave a strong and needed challenge to UN members to live up to its charter and to confront global challenges,” Romney tweeted.
Romney was referencing a portion of Trump’s speech calling on members of the U.N. to contribute more to the efforts of promoting peace and quelling evil regimes across the world.
“That’s what the United Nations is all about. That’s what the United Nations is for,” Trump said. “Let’s see how they do. It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future.”
President Trump gave a strong and needed challenge to UN members to live up
to its charter and to confront global challenges.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 19, 2017
Trump calls out the UN for having notorious human rights abusers sitting on the UN Human Rights Council #UN
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 19, 2017
Trump calls out radical Islamic terrorism by name in his UN speech
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) September 19, 2017
Masterful speech by @POTUS Trump at UN. Proud of American values. No apologies. No retreat. God Bless America!
— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) September 19, 2017
Pres Trump in UN speech put intellectual clarity on his principle that the American President should represent America not global system.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 19, 2017
Every American should read Pres Trump’s UN speech
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 19, 2017
“You’ve gotta love Trump’s no-nonsense speech to the UN today. I don’t recall ever hearing a US President speak so clearly,” talk-show host Bill Mitchell said.
You’ve gotta love Trump’s no-nonsense speech to the UN today. I don’t recall ever hearing a US President speak so clearly.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) September 19, 2017
Meanwhile, conservative political operative Jack Posobiec referenced all that has happened in the past 24 hours, particularly a report from CNN Monday indicating it is possible Trump was correct when he previously claimed that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower.
CNN reported that federal authorities “wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret orders before and after the election.”
“While Manafort has a residence in Trump Tower, it’s unclear whether FBI surveillance of him took place there,” according to CNN.
Trump accused the Obama administration in March of tapping Trump Tower before the 2016 election.
In the past 24 hours:
– Trump wiretap confirmed
– Trump grand slam UN speech
– Alt left on suicide watch
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) September 19, 2017
Posobiec also said Trump’s U.N. speech was “grand slam.”