As other world leaders took their turns today, President Trump made his first address to the UN General Assembly. He threatened what he called, "small regimes than violate UN principles. Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea, calling Kim Jung Un "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission." He told an audience of world leaders that Iran is a "murderous regime," and that the nuclear deal is "an embarrassment" to the United States. While saying that some countries around the world are "going to hell," he also called for "standing together" — with the US and every other nation putting its own interests first. All this with cutbacks curtailing State Department diplomacy. Is the Trump Administration giving up leadership of the Western World?
'America first' on the world stage
- Somini Sengupta - international climate reporter for the New York Times - @SominiSengupta
- Brett Schaefer - Heritage Foundation - @Heritage
- Nicholas Burns - Harvard Kennedy School of Government - @RNicholasBurns
- John Park - Harvard University - @drjohnspark