Five points on the POTUS speech at the UN

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Five points on the POTUS speech at the UN

Pres. Trump gave his first speech to the United Nations Gen­eral Assem­bly yes­ter­day. You can read it in full here, and you should (video at Pow­er­line).

1. Pres. Trump asserted the Amer­i­can con­sti­tu­tional sys­tem of gov­er­nance, as Rick Man­ning said,

not as impo­si­tion but an exam­ple to be fol­lowed, while at the same time respect­ing the sov­er­eignty of other nations.”

2. The speech was a clear depar­ture from the Obama era of apol­ogy. The Diplo­mad calls the speech “a pow­er­ful and clear for­eign pol­icy vision,”

It is a return to see­ing the world as a col­lec­tion of nation-​states, each with its own inter­ests and cul­ture; states which can and should find areas of mutual coop­er­a­tion while liv­ing their own lives and allow­ing oth­ers to live theirs. It is a step back from the silly bor­der­less glob­al­ism which has pro­duced the multi-​cultural havoc we see in West­ern cities, and along our south­ern bor­der. He puts our inter­ests first, and asks other lead­ers to do the same with their coun­tries. Revolutionary.

3. Trump was clear on Iran, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela,
On Iran:

The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-​sided the United States has ever entered into.

On Cuba:

That is why in the West­ern Hemi­sphere, the United States has stood against the cor­rupt and desta­bi­liz­ing régime in Cuba and embraced the endur­ing dream of the Cuban peo­ple to live in free­dom. My admin­is­tra­tion recently announced that we will not lift sanc­tions on the Cuban gov­ern­ment until it makes fun­da­men­tal reforms.

On North Korea, the coun­try headed by Rocket Man,

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

On Venezuela:

The United States has taken impor­tant steps to hold the régime account­able. We are pre­pared to take fur­ther action if the gov­ern­ment of Venezuela per­sists on its path to impose author­i­tar­ian rule on the Venezue­lan people.

4. Three words you didn’t hear often dur­ing the Obama admin­is­tra­tion: rad­i­cal Islamic terrorism,

We will stop rad­i­cal Islamic ter­ror­ism because we can­not allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.

5. And, last, but not least,

Bonus: He did not need to say, “Let me be clear.” He was.

Related: Trump and the Truth about Communism

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog

Pres. Trump gave his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. You can read it in full here, and you should (video at Powerline).

1. Pres. Trump asserted the American constitutional system of governance, as Rick Manning said,

“not as imposition but an example to be followed, while at the same time respecting the sovereignty of other nations.”

2. The speech was a clear departure from the Obama era of apology. The Diplomad calls the speech “a powerful and clear foreign policy vision,”

It is a return to seeing the world as a collection of nation-states, each with its own interests and culture; states which can and should find areas of mutual cooperation while living their own lives and allowing others to live theirs. It is a step back from the silly borderless globalism which has produced the multi-cultural havoc we see in Western cities, and along our southern border. He puts our interests first, and asks other leaders to do the same with their countries. Revolutionary.

3. Trump was clear on Iran, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela,
On Iran:

The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided the United States has ever entered into.

On Cuba:

That is why in the Western Hemisphere, the United States has stood against the corrupt and destabilizing regime in Cuba and embraced the enduring dream of the Cuban people to live in freedom. My administration recently announced that we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms.

On North Korea, the country headed by Rocket Man,

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

On Venezuela:

The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.

4. Three words you didn’t hear often during the Obama administration: radical Islamic terrorism,

We will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.

5. And, last, but not least,

Bonus: He did not need to say, “Let me be clear.” He was.

Related: Trump and the Truth about Communism

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog