Trump’s UN Speech: Here’s What You Need to Know

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The regressive left is universally decrying Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Tuesday. Here are some of the critical headlines, which are not to be mistaken with the truth:

‘Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated’ – The Washington Post

‘Trump’s speech ‘most atrocious’ by a US pres’ – MSNBC

‘Trump’s UN speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact’ – Reuters

‘Donald Trump U.N. Speech is What Kim Jong-Un Wanted to Hear’ – Time

The left’s many crony media outlets are already parsing the president’s claims about the economy and ‘foreign issues,' despite these being insignificant within the greater context of a truly great monologue. Sniping about minor factual inaccuracies– most of which are not inaccuracies at all– while ignoring the significance and truth of Trump’s greater messages has become the primary tactic in the mission to paint the President as a liar, a man not to be trusted.

Most critics have not taken the time to read a transcript of the speech. If they had, they would understand why this is precisely the man that the American majority trusted with the fate of the Western world. Reagan he is not, but he delivered a bold, honest message to the world’s leaders that Ronny and the Founding Fathers would have been proud of.

For those who casted their vote in hope that Donald Trump would be a pillar of unequivocal American strength, the President’s edict to the world leaders in attendance at the U.N. General Assembly more than delivered. Even those who have become understandably skeptical of the President as a result of his reported agreement with Democratic leadership pertaining to DACA would likely admit this speech reflected the values that attracted them to Trump in the first place.

Like all politicians, the words must be followed by corresponding action. But words do matter, and a speech that espouses American strength and international sovereignty amidst an increasingly chaotic, unstable world are the breath of fresh air proud Americans have been yearning for.

Plus, Hillary Clinton deemed the speech ‘dark and dangerous.’ That alone tells you it was damn good. A full reading of the speech, which I will also summarize, is worth the time. The disdain from the left, over words unequivocally condemning evil and promoting the strength of all nations not run by dictators, shows just how far the left has fallen. It exposes how opposed they are to principles of sovereignty for every nation, without interference from global bodies seeking dangerous levels of control in violating that sovereignty.

The full transcript is available here.

For those looking for an honest accounting of Trump’s message, certain quotes and their implications qualify as standouts, and I will maintain a chronological order in this summary.

Trump began by expressing his sympathy for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and his appreciation for the international leaders who have offered to assist in the recovery however they can:

“As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. The American people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before.”

Let’s see how Stephen Colbert spins this statement as another attempt by the President to turn a tragedy into an opportunity for self-praise. As an American, Colbert will surely prove once again resilient in his ability to demonize the most noble of the President’s gestures.

Trump then moved on to job growth, the stock market’s broken records under his watch, record unemployment, the repeal of burdensome regulations, and other indicators of economic health. This, most likely, is where the left will accuse him of dishonesty, despite the New York Times confirming most of his assertions. Drilling and the energy sectors have shown gains, too, speaking to Trump’s assertion about job growth. Those who understand the historical impact of the conservative economic principles and policies that Trump has only begun to enact know that if the economy is not yet seeing the direct positive effects of Trumponomics, it will eventually.

But make no mistake, Trump’s speech had little to do with domestic affairs. Its implications were far greater in scope.

After touching briefly on opportunity and the evolution of technology, he addressed the topics that warrant the most attention. The uncomfortable, frightening truths that many on the left would have us ignore:

“Each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet.”

The left will call this fearmongering. Most of us call it the cold, hard truth. He even called out some of the leaders in attendance at the Assembly:

“Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.”

Confronting evil, and doing so in the most direct manner possible– while stopping short of naming names– is exactly the boldness that Trump was elected upon. It defies the weak, submissive foreign policy of the Obama administration, who would rather arm and cozy up to terror-sponsoring states than hold them accountable.

Good luck to the Antifa members and other fresh-out-of-college, soon to be Gender Studies adjunct professors accusing the president of fascism in trying to reconcile this comment:

“Authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems, and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since World War II.”

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