UN laughs at Trump: Darcy cartoon
UN laughs at Trump: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- President Trump drew more laughs at the start of his UN speech than Poland announcing they would build a “Fort Trump” did. But the bulk of Trump’s speech left little for the General Assembly, and especially Iran, to smile about.
“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. So true,” said Trump as laughter swept through the UN General Assembly.
“I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” said Trump, who would later try to spin the laughter as a planned moment of levity.
Trump seemed to have forgotten he wasn’t speaking at one his campaign rallies where his boasts bring applause, not laughter.
Obama has last laugh.
Former President Barack Obama had the last laugh. During the 2016 election, candidate Trump criticized Obama’s foreign policy and deals, claiming that “the world is laughing at our stupidity.” Candidate Trump said, “We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore,” and he promised, “they won’t be,” if he was elected.
America First, Globalism last.
President Trump reaffirmed his “America First” dogma and rejection of globalism.
“Our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before. In other words, the United States is stronger, safer and a richer country than it was when I assumed office. We are standing up for America and for the American people,” said Trump.
The President vowed, “America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control and domination. We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism. And we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”
Iran won’t be building a ‘Fort Trump’ anytime soon.
Trump heaped praise on Poland President Andzrej Duda, and spent a good portion of his speech heaping scorn on Iran.
In a visit to The White House, days earlier, Duda committed to helping build a new U.S. military base in Poland that he would name ‘Fort Trump.’ Look for a grand opening grand military parade for Trump to review.
Don’t look for a ‘Fort Trump’ in Iran, unless I-yatollah Trump succeeds in overthrowing Iran’s ruling Ayatollahs.
“Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations,” Trump told the General Assembly.
The President said, “Additional sanctions will resume November 5th,” against Iran. “And more will follow and we are working with countries that import Iranian crude oil to cut their purchases substantially.”
Iran President Hassan Rouhani returned fire blasting Trump’s rejection of the international nuclear deal with Iran and globalism.
“Confronting multilateralism is not a sign of strength,” said Rouhani. “Rather it is a symptom of the weakness of intellect- it betrays an inability in understanding a complex interconnected world.”
Trump, UN reaffirm mutual contempt.
President Trump, in reaffirming his “America First” mantra, rejecting globalism, cutting off financial support, and the UN, in laughing at Trump, just reaffirmed their mutual contempt for each other.
President Trump delivered his speech slowly as he read off the teleprompter while daydreaming about converting the UN building into a Trump hotel or fort.