- Donald Trump will take credit at the United Nations today for increases in Western defense spending that have eased financial burden on the United States
- Will also highlight warmed relations with North Korea that could lead to nuclear non-proliferation pact in a keynote speech to the body’s general assembly
- U.S. officials said Monday that Trump’s leadership is the reason that allied nations have stepped up their own efforts to fight international threats
- From terror cells and tyrants to issues like the global drug epidemic the U.S. says that Trump is leading the way
Trump claimed that in remarks that were written for him that ‘in less than two years my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.’
As if reading the speech for the first time, he chimed in with a, ‘so true,’ leading to laughter from international leaders.
He smiled, taking in stride, and proclaimed, ‘didn’t expect that reaction but that’s OK,’ before moving on the extraordinary progress he says he’s overseen in the U.S.
A year ago at the United Nations, the president was slapping North Korea with heavy sanctions. Now he said, ‘The missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction.’
‘I would like to thank Chairman Kim for his current and steps he has taken,’ Trump said while acknowledging that ‘much work remains to be done.’
Trump relentlessly hammered Iran as a state sponsor of terror and chided China for alleged currency manipulation and intellectual property theft.
‘Those days are over. We will no longer tolerate such abuse,’ Trump said, pledging that he would no longer allow American to be ‘cheated and our wealth to be plundered and transferred. The United States will never apologize for protecting its citizens.’