US President Donald Trump did not mince words during his key speech before the UN General Assembly in New York, saying clearly that he would oppose globalism, calling on the other members to embrace national sovereignty.
Trump declared in his speech that America, under his leadership, had achieved new economic and military heights. While he ran for office on a promise to “Make America Great Again,” he said that his accomplishments would benefit the world.
“We’re standing up for America and the American people, and we’re also standing up for the world,” he said.
Trump’s speech repeated last year’s theme of “sovereignty’’ as a paramount virtue for nations.
“The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship,” Trump said. “We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”
“We will not return to the Human Rights Council until real reform is enacted. We will also not provide any support to the International Criminal Court,” Trump said, adding that “the ICC has no authority. It violates all principles of justice and due process. We will never surrender America’s sovereignty. We reject the ideology of globalism. America is governed by Americans.” Trump added the U.S. will cut its share of UN peacekeeping budget to under 25 percent.
Trump later attacked the Gulf states without naming them, saying we “defend them for nothing” and receive high oil prices in return. “We won’t tolerate it,” he said. “I don’t like it at all. Not good.” Trump added that Germany will soon become completely reliant on Russian energy unless it too changes course.