World leaders greeted President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations Tuesday with laughter. The president, however, highlighted his administration’s achievements thus far.
Notable remarks from Trump’s speech include the following.
“The U.S. will not tell you how to live and work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”
“We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”
“America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control and domination.”
“[The U.S. military is] more powerful than it has ever been before.”
“[In] less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”
He reminded the General Assembly of his achievements in speaking with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. He then called for help putting pressure on Iran. “We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues.”
Reception from World Leaders
After only a few sentences, world leaders began chuckling and laughing at the president’s remarks. Trump appeared to be flustered at first, but then said that even though the laughter wasn’t the reaction he expected, “that’s all right.”