President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday. Despite the change in setting for him, the president’s speech was similar in content to many other speeches he has given to his constituents at rallies and on televised addresses.
The president started out his address by praising his administration:
“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished almost more than any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said.
The reaction was not one he was familiar with. Instead of hearing the cheers of West Virginians, President Trump found himself in an arena with chuckles of disagreement. But that didn’t stop him from repeating himself.
“So true,” he said. “Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK.”
President Trump’s address reaffirmed his commitment to the American people before his commitment to “globalism,” as he put it.
“We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unaccountable, unelected global bureaucracy,” he said. “We reject the ideology of globalism.”
The president continued by explaining that the United States’ commitment to accept refugees under President Obama has been altered: “The U.S. will not participate in the new global compact on migration,” he said. “Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.”
Finally, President Trump told the world body that he will continue in economic warfare against nations that “take advantage of” the United States.
“We defend these nations for nothing and then they take advantage of us with high oil prices,” he said. “I don’t like it. Nobody should like it. We are not going to put up with it, these horrible prices, much longer.”
This is exactly in line with what the president ran his campaign on. The United Nations address doubles down his vow to put “America first” and ensures he will not change his personality depending on his audience. American that voted for President Trump realize that he is committed to the campaign promises he laid out and that he will stick to them. Like or dislike President Trump, nobody can argue that his political stances are wobbly.
In the more substantive part of President Trump’s address he focussed heavily on Iran, telling the general assembly that the country Trump’s address at the United Nations General Assembly is a reminder to his voters that he will not change because of pressures to be “diplomatic.” He made a vow to the American people, and he will stick to it.