President Donald Trump delivered an impassioned and moving speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and his entire theme was “standing up for America.” The United States, he proudly proclaimed, “is a stronger, safer, and a richer country than it was when I assumed office less than two years ago. We are standing up for America and the American people.”
Despite the fact that the room full of many socialists, globalists and communists snickered as the President was accurately describing the improvements his administration has accomplished, he was brilliant. Many people suggest that the UN delegates should be very careful in their disgusting disrespect, in case Trump withdraws from other councils in the ruling body.
He blasted socialism and communism, saying “From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, and has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenants of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime.”
“We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”
Since the last time he addressed the General Assembly, America’s economy boomed. “We have added $10 trillion in wealth. The stock market is at an all-time high in history, and jobless claims are at a 50-year low.”
The creation of “4 million new jobs, including half a million manufacturing jobs” was combined with “the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.” Construction on the border wall is underway and border security is already a whole lot tighter than it was two years ago.
Mexico even indirectly paid for President Trump’s pet project. Last month, the president pointed out, “we announced a groundbreaking U.S.-Mexico trade agreement.” As part of Trump’s overall strategy, “we are systematically renegotiating broken and bad trade deals.” Congress still won’t transfer the funds though.
America, Trump insists, “will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination.” He encouraged all the other nations to do the same.
“We are also standing up for the world… When nations respect the rights of their neighbors and defend the interests of their people, they can better work together to secure the blessings of safety, prosperity, and peace.” President Trump expressed that he honors “the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs and traditions.”
“The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”
President Trump had much warmer words for Kim Jong Un than he did last year as he thanked the assembled countries for their support and assistance to bring about “a bold and new push for peace.” Since their historic meeting, there have been tremendous gains, but the sanctions won’t be lifted until the nukes are gone.
“The missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction. Nuclear testing has stopped. Some military facilities are already being dismantled. Our hostages have been released. As promised, the remains of our fallen heroes are being returned home.”
“I would like to thank Chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done. The sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs.”
The Middle East has seen many gains but remains one of the biggest challenges. Trump noted that after visiting the region, “Gulf countries opened a new center to target terrorist financing. They are enforcing new sanctions, working with us to identify and track terrorist networks, and taking more responsibility for fighting terrorism and extremism in their own region.”
President Trump made the historic step of recognizing Israel’s right to name their own capital and moved our Embassy to Jerusalem. “America’s policy of principled realism means that we will not be held hostage to old dogmas, discredited ideologies, and so-called experts who have been proven wrong, over the years, time and time again.”
Then there is Iran. His plans for solving the humanitarian crisis in Syria have to sit on the back burner until there is a global strategy “to address the brutal regime that is fueled and financed by the corrupt dictatorship in Iran.”
“Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death, and disruption.” Trump emphasizes. “They do not respect their neighbors or borders, or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.”
Iran’s citizens are furious “that their leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from Iran’s treasury, seized valuable portions of the economy, and looted the religious endowments, all to line their own pockets.”
Many Middle East countries “strongly supported my decision to withdraw the United States from the horrible 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimpose nuclear sanctions.” Even stiffer sanctions are on the horizon.
“We are working with countries that import Iranian crude oil to cut their purchases substantially. We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons. We cannot allow a regime that chants ‘Death to America’ and that threatens Israel with annihilation to possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on Earth. We just cannot do it.”
The United States isn’t going to take bad trade deals lying down any longer. President Trump promises “trade must be fair and reciprocal. The United States will not be taken advantage of any longer.” The U.S. has had an “open economy” for decades, “with very few conditions.”
We let goods flow freely but “other countries did not grant us free and reciprocal access to their markets in return. Even worse, some countries abused their openness to dump their products, subsidize their goods, target our industries, and manipulate their currencies to gain unfair advantage over our country.”
Countries were admitted to the World Trade Organization,” Trump explained, “that violate every single principle on which the organization is based.”
While we play “by the rules,” these countries, (without naming China) “use government-run industrial planning and state-owned enterprises to rig the system in their favor. They engaged in relentless product dumping, forced technology transfer, and the theft of intellectual property.”
“Those days are over,” the president vows. “We will no longer tolerate such abuse. We will no longer allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated, and our wealth to be plundered and transferred. America will never apologize for protecting its citizens.”
Conservatives are especially happy to hear one point President Trump made crystal clear.
“The United States is the world’s largest giver in the world by far of foreign aid. But few give anything to us. That is why we are taking a hard look at U.S. foreign assistance. That will be headed up by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”
“We will examine what is working, what is not working, and whether the countries who receive our dollars and our protection also have our interests at heart. Moving forward, we are only going to give foreign aid to those who respect us and, frankly, are our friends.”