Trump Tells The U.N., ‘The Future Does Not Belong To Globalists’< < Back to
Updated at 10:40 a.m. ET
President Trump urged world leaders to look out for the interests of their own countries and to reject “globalism” at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.
“The future does not belong to globalists; it belongs to patriots,” Trump said.
This is Trump’s third address to the General Assembly as president. As he has done in the past, Trump used his remarks to the international organization to make the case for his “America first” style of diplomacy that puts nationalism ahead of multilateral efforts.
Trump’s remarks also included sharp warnings for China and Iran.
The U.S. issued a new round of sanctions against Iran on Friday after the U.S. blamed Iran for an attack on a Saudi oil facility.
While Trump seeks to rein in Iran, Democrats in Congress are raising the specter of impeachment over Trump’s reported interactions with the Ukrainian government.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden during a July phone call. And multiple outlets have reported that a whistleblower complaint involves Trump’s communications with Ukraine.
Trump is also grappling with a potentially diminished role for U.S. leadership on the global stage. A new survey of 50 former U.S. ambassadors and senior national security officials by the Global Situation Room public relations firm finds that top diplomats from Republican and Democratic administrations almost unanimously feel U.S. influence has declined under Trump.
NPR White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez contributed to this report.