President Trump visits the United Nations
By Owen Kingsley
President Donald Trump made his first appearance at the UN in the morning on Sept. 19 when he gave a speech at the General Assembly. Trump laid out his global agenda and commented on many of the major topics he was predicted to.
Highlighted by his comments on North Korea and Kim Jong Un, Trump once again referred to the North Korean Leader as “Rocket man.” A reference to his development of nuclear warheads. Trump continued saying that he would “totally destroy” North Korea if he had to.
The President also gave his opinion on the current state of Iran.
“The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy, he said. “It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos.”
Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif took to Twitter in response. “Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not the 21st Century UN -unworthy of a reply,” he tweeted. “Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one.”
The President also referred to the Iran nuclear deal that began during the Obama administration as an “embarrassment.”
Trump throughout his speech also made it clear he has an America first attitude. He has the interests and concerns for the U.S. before those of the United Nations or the rest of the world.
Fellow politicians took to Twitter afterward and commented on his speech, California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“The UN is a venue to promote peace,” he tweeted. “Today, the president used it as a stage to threaten war."
Louisiana Representative Jeff Fortenberry, however, tweeted, "President Trump's speech to the UN: clear, strong, principled."