“ARE WE STILL PATRIOTS?”
by Sharon Rondeau
As of 10:30 a.m., he has covered a wide variety of topics: Iran, world terrorism, the U.N.’s “stated goals,” the international body’s sources of revenue, refugee resettlement, the North Korean nuclear menace, the hope of “freedom” for the Cuban people and condemnation for the “socialist dictatorship” of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro.
Trump mentioned that the U.S. pays 22% of the financial support the U.N. receives.
He said that socialism always results in poverty and economic failure.
“Patriotism led the Poles to die for Poland,” he said as an example of people’s sacrifices for their respective countries for the cause of freedom.
“The true question for the United Nations today…is a basic one: are we still patriots? Do we love our nations enough to protect our sovereignty?…” he said.
He invoked the American Revolution, and specifically founding father John Adams, who he said played a vital role in creating the United States.
“Sovereignty, security and prosperity” should be the goal of the United Nations, Trump said.
“We need to defeat the enemies of humanity…a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful earth…this is the true vision of the United Nations,” he said. “Let this be our mission.”
He said that people of the world should stand for “Peace, freedom, justice, family, humanity, for the Almighty God, who made us all.”
The speech ended at 10:45.
Update, 3:54 p.m.: Trump’s complete remarks are here: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/videos/1433841946703534/