Great speech bY Trump at UN.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by traderob, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. traderob


    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Trump warns China and Iran to change the way they behave as global citizens
    Donald Trump fired a shot at Iran and China in his speech to the UN. Picture: AP.

    Donald Trump has delivered a powerful warning to China and Iran to change the way they behave as global citizens or else face the ongoing wrath of the United States.

    In a forceful address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York the President also delivered a savage critique of globalism saying its “religious pull” had caused leaders to lose sight of their own country’s needs.

    “The future does not belong to globalists,” Mr Trump said. “The future belongs to patriots.

    “If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. If you want peace, love your nation.”

    The President used the world stage to call China out forcefully for its abuse and distortion of global trade, vowing that the US was seeking justice in its showdown with Beijing.

    “(China has) embraced an economic model dependent on massive market barriers, heavy state subsidies, currency manipulation, product dumping … and a theft of intellectual property,” he said.

    “For years these abuses were tolerated, ignored or even encouraged.

    “Globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests. But as far as America is concerned, those days are over … we are seeking justice,” he said.

    He said the international trading system and the World Trade Organisation had failed to stop China from “gaming the system” to its own advantage and at the cost of others.

    Mr Trump said he was committed to “restoring balance” to the relationship with China and would not accept any resolution to the current tariff war with Beijing that did not include substantial reform to China’s trading practices.

    “I will not accept a bad deal for the American people,” he said.

    On Iran, Mr Trump strongly criticised Tehran’s behaviour while also holding out the possibility that the US would one day welcome Iran as a friend if its leaders changed their behaviour.

    Mr Trump called on other nations to join with the US in taking a tougher line on Tehran, warning that they should not continue to subsidise Iran’s bad behaviour by retaining trade and investment links.

    “All nations have a duty to act. No responsible government should subsidise Iran’s blood lust,” Mr Trump said. “As long as Iran’s menacing behaviour continues, sanctions will not be lifted. They will be tightened. Iran’s leaders will have turned a proud nation into just another precautionary tale of what happens when a ruling class abandons its people and embarks on a crusade for personal power riches.”

    But the president also held out an olive branch to Iran’s leaders, saying they had an opportunity to turn around the destiny of their nation.

    “After four decades of failure it is time for Iran’s leaders to step forward and stop threatening other countries,’ he said.

    “America is ready to embrace friendship with all who genuinely seek peace and respect. Many of America’s closest friends today were once its greatest foes. America has never believed in permanent enemies. America knows that while anyone can make war, only the most courageous can choose peace.’

    He said America’s goal was “not to go with these endless wars, wars that never end.”

    With First Lady Melania Trump and three of his children Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr and Tiffany Trump watching on, the president’s speech highlighted his nationalist “America First” foreign policy agenda.

    “The free world must embrace its national foundations. It must not attempt to erase them or replace them,” Mr Trump told there assembled world leaders and aides.

    His speech, his third address to the UN General Assembly, also touched on a range of broader issues the have engaged Mr Trump, including the need for greater religious freedoms and the risks of tech giants censoring speech, especially conservative political rhetoric, on the internet
  2. Cuddles


    Great speech by Trump is an oxymoron
  3. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark

    Im sure China and Iran are shaking in thier boots
  4. Cuddles


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  5. That's why God put Joe Biden on this earth. Just for you.
  6. Ayn Rand

    Ayn Rand

    President Trump's speech to the UN was great. Never heard better. Say what you want about President Trump - egomaniac, bullying, abrasive - he is a great public speaker. He also is very insightful with respect to current issues.

    Is China a problem? No one could say otherwise. “For years these abuses were tolerated, ignored or even encouraged."

    Is the idea of globalism surreal? Yes. "Globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests"

    During the last 15 years have we made any progress with Kerry et. al. in Iran? No.

    One word sums up Trump = Strong. "“If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. If you want peace, love your nation.”

    Every Democratic candidate = Weak.

    To the best of my knowledge the Democrats do not even have a foreign policy unless it is the US should pay for everything and give away a lot of free stuff.

    Trump = Strong
  7. Buy1Sell2


    Very much agree. I thought the speech was great and was very pro-American. It likely made other leaders uncomfortable, which is a good thing.
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  8. I agree. Great speech laying down a Trump doctrine of respect for national sovereignty, religious freedom and fair trade. He is laying the foundation for an election campaign that will ask voters to choose between their own country or more foolish giveaways to ungrateful foreigners.
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  9. He barely knows how to read. He didn't practice the speech. His pauses and inflections were almost always off, just as if he were a backward child who didn't do his homework, trying to read in a remedial class. Verdict: sleep-inducing.
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  10. UsualName


    This was terrible speech.

    Trump excels at analyzing the news from a poorly informed and lowly educated perspective. He rarely knows what he talking about but loves to talk about things he knows very little about.

    He is a quintessential right winger. Dumb as a bag of hammers and the confidence of a mediocre trust fund baby.
    #10     Sep 25, 2019