Donald Trump’s speech to the UN

Starts 45 minutes in. You can either watch it yourself or let his enemies interpret it for you. As good as any speech of its kind you have ever heard, and it holds its strength right to the end. From Drudge:

 

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57 Responses to Donald Trump’s speech to the UN

  1. stackja

    Will watch later. MSM probably hate speech.

  2. Mark A

    stackja
    #2502410, posted on September 20, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Will watch later. MSM probably hate speech.

    Same here, busy at the mo, but if it’s any good, no probably about it, they’ll hate it for sure.

  3. Mark A

    Have to leave viewing your cartoons till later Tom, on my way to my fav. city St Petersburg and then on to Irkutsk.
    Be gone a while.
    Nite all.

  4. Zatara

    After watching Obama kiss the UN’s ass and apologize for the United States’ very existence for eight years this blast of reality was extraordinarily restorative to the spirit of the US and its place in the world.

    I wouldn’t call it masterful but it was certainly forceful, direct and clear.

    An excellent demonstration of leadership by Mr Trump. The best speech of his Presidency so far.

  5. Mark A

    Mark A
    #2502417, posted on September 20, 2017 at 3:36 am

    Oops, wrong thread.

  6. Alan moran

    Is the most wonderful speech. A pointer to a new world order where democracy and opposition to tyranny and aggression are the talismen. Surely Trump is emerging as the greatest ever US President and world leader

  7. Sentinel Man

    Great speech. Called out North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezula. Put the United Nations on notice that the USA is back and will not appease like Obama.
    MSM will hate this speech and spread their vile propaganda in unison throughout the world.

  8. Tom

    Trump sure knows how to wedge the globalist dictators club, calling for a new era of patriotism, nationalism and respect for sovereignty. And the Demorats couldn’t help themselves: silly old Californiastan frightbat Dianne Feinstein accused Trump of “declaring war” on the world. At this rate, the DNC will be unelectable for a generation.

  9. Tom

    … on my way to my fav. city St Petersburg and then on to Irkutsk.

    I expect a comprehensive travelogue, Mark A. We never hear much about St Pete and I’ve always wanted to tour the Beriev seaplane factory in Irkutsk.

  10. Zatara

    Great speech. Called out North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezula. Put the United Nations on notice that the USA is back and will not appease like Obama.

    Yes, and that the US wouldn’t be paying the bills anymore without results.

  11. Baldrick

    Asked for a comment Bill Shorten said, “I haven’t seen what he’s said, but let me say I don’t support what it is he said. My view is not what the president’s view is.”

  12. Robber Baron

    Trump must now bulldoze the UN building into the ground and build high-end apartments for…you guessed it. Democrat voting crony socialists.

  13. Shy Ted

    I think PDT should hit a golf ball towards Kim. (hope you’ve all seen the Shillary gif.

  14. John L

    I also watched the speech of Israeli Prime Minister. On AlJazera! It was also great! Apart from content and substance, which was great, the delivery and presentation were outstanding. Both, Netanyahu and Trump, know what they say, and say what they know. They are statesmen! Compare this to our Waffler, or Obama. Or Hillary!

  15. Michel Lasouris

    I thought the President’s speech was excellent. But the image of the Dear Leader as “rocketman” doesn’t quite fit. I see a cartoon Kim as a version of the Michelin Man with an old fashioned saucepan on his head, handle to one side, emblazoned with message ” I’m in charge” I always compare this fat child’s chubby cheeks with the emaciated appearance of most of his rural peasants. Revolting little dictator.

  16. Dr Faustus

    Trump has certainly set the cockroaches running with his truth bomb.
    The ever reliable SBS sums it up:

    ‘Shameless and ignorant’: World stunned after Trump’s fiery speech

    The ‘world’ to which SBS refers is Iran:

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying: “Trump’s shameless and ignorant remarks, in which he ignored Iran’s fight against terrorism, displays his lack of knowledge and unawareness.”

    Also Sweden.

  17. John Constantine

    Sky wymynsys shocked to announce that Trump, in front of an organisation dedicated to peace, threatened to destroy victimised little North Korea

  18. stackja

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 19, 2017
    Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

    To put it simply, we meet at a time of both of immense promise and great peril. It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.

    We have it in our power, should we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realize their dreams, and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.

    This institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars to help shape this better future. It was based on the vision that diverse nations could cooperate to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity.

  19. Leo G

    Thank the UN from the bottom of our wallets for the peace in our time. Now we can go back to our nice quiet sleep.

  20. struth

    How can you top that?

    Remember how he spoke at his rallies, keeping it simple because of the thousands there, and just making sure he got basic messages across.

    This is who and what Trump really is.
    Remember those who scoffed that he couldn’t put two words together?

    What say thee now?
    You were played, but you should have still understood where he was coming from.

    TDS will now go into overdrive as he just used reality against the insane.
    It was like watching someone talk to a group of SSM activists and tell them there is no way you can consummate your union, so it isn’t marriage.
    They had worked out how to avoid truthful people and were in shock.

    Smack, pow, ………………………………………loved every second of it.

    The part about socialism not being badly implemented but faithfully implemented received the expected silence of the mostly global socialists there.

    But he let it hang.
    Beautiful.
    God bless him, sniff….excuse me, I gotta get my hanky.

    If you are not on the side of the principles he espoused , you are our nation, and the western world’s enemy.
    It really is that simple.

    GO TRUMP.

  21. KellyMac

    Regarding Trump, I’m holding my breath that we don’t have another World War before he is through. I realize that is not a popular view here, but it is what it is.

    Regarding your Liberty Quote about BMI being a measure of hunger i.e. poverty, I couldn’t find another place to address it. I would just submit for your consideration, fat poor people doesn’t mean they have spare money in addition to your tax dollars (coming from a fund, I might add, that I’ve paid into for close to 40 years before circumstances forced me to apply for it this month). It means that healthy, non-fattening, non-crap, fresh, food ain’t cheap. What’s cheap is the crap, mass produced, full of chemicals and fat food. Or maybe I should say food-type products.

    You shop for things that are filling and will stretch – lots of starch and carbs. Noodles, bread, rice. Protein is preferred, but meat, peanut butter, real cheese (not cheese product), soy, etc is expensive. It’s difficult to justify a jar of peanut butter when it costs a good portion of you weekly allowance, if your food money is to stretch for the entire month.

    I would just ask that you do a little research, ask a few questions, before judging someone less fortunate than you. It’s humiliating enough to have to ask for public assistance without my fellow citizens judging me in the checkout line.

    Skinny poor people means starving poor people. Is that really what you want?

  22. Sean

    He’s right about it being a bloated bureaucracy. A bunch of elites running around telling people how to live their lives and always on the lookout for increased funding.

  23. Fisky

    He shocked them into silence, you could almost hear people choking when he launched into that tirade against socialism! He’s much better at this than Reagan even.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    David Burge
    David Burge @iowahawkblog

    UN: we condemn DPRK in the strongest terms
    Trump: I will fucking nuke them back to the stone age
    UN: OK, maybe not in the strongest terms

    Haha! Venezuela’s FM condemns Trump as sounding like Kennedy and Reagan.

  25. struth

    Haha! Venezuela’s FM condemns Trump as sounding like Kennedy and Reagan.

    The foreign minister has time to watch a speech instead of trying to find a country to sell it toilet paper before it allows the people to eat again?

  26. jupes

    Some highlights from the ABC’s take:

    His comments rattled the world leaders gathered before him in the green-marbled hall, where just minutes earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had appealed for statesmanship and diplomacy.

    As loud, startled murmurs filled the hall, Mr Trump doubled down, referring to Mr Kim by nickname “rocket man” — which he first used on Sunday in a Twitter post — despite the international forum and gravity of the situation.

    In his thunderous 41-minute speech, Mr Trump also took aim at Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional influence, Venezuela’s collapsing democracy, and the threat of Islamist extremists. He also criticised the Cuban Government.

    “Democracy” LOL. This is my favourite:

    One man in the audience covered his face with his hands shortly after Mr Trump made his “totally destroy” comment, while Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom crossed her arms.

    Oh the humanity!

  27. Some of the best footage of President Trump’s speech is the shots of the leaders of the countries he was blistering.
    Attempted calm being submerged by the reality of consequences hitting them hard.

    That and the poor American BC commentator who was left to whinge about war crimes.
    Not a semblance of balanced analysis – straight out condemnation. A true role model for our ABC.

  28. Barry

    I heard this speech on the BBC World Radio in the early hours.
    I was surprised at the presentation quality. Yet, it was very similar to his off the cuff previous speeches but was formalised for the occasion.
    Interestingly I could not see any evidence of a prompter, he did not miss a beat when he turned his head.
    The subject matter was very direct and left no doubt of the meaning.

    To say the least I was impressed both with presentation and content.

  29. Defender of the faith

    More hot air from the puffed up ponce. If he was evenly vaguely serious he would already have replaced the heads of UN agencies that the US appoints. All of them are at least as wasteful as those not directly appointed. Some, like UNICEF, have had consecutive audit critiques while their director gets reappointed.
    on Korea trump has simply given Kim what he wants: more air time propaganda that fits his domestic requirement.
    Very soon trump will be relying on democrats to get anything done.

  30. stackja

    Defender of the faith
    #2502655, posted on September 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

    ???

  31. cuckoo

    “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” One of the best things any President has ever said. And to say it in front of the grifters, conmen and sanctimonious blowhards of the UN General Assembly is a twofer. I’ve actually seen an idiot on CNN arguing that Trump is trying to seem cool to the young people by referring to an Elton John song. Memo to CNN: young people today do not listen to Elton John’s back catalogue.

  32. cuckoo

    One man in the audience covered his face with his hands shortly after Mr Trump made his “totally destroy” comment, while Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallflower crossed her arms.

    W-wait, what? She..crossed her arms? Reminds me of the time some snowflake accused John Bolton of putting his hands on his hips in an aggressive way.

  33. jupes

    I’ve actually seen an idiot on CNN arguing that Trump is trying to seem cool to the young people by referring to an Elton John song. Memo to CNN: young people today do not listen to Elton John’s back catalogue.

    LOL

    How out of touch are these idiots?

  34. Mark

    Some observations:

    1) After Trump dressed down Iran the Israeli representative appeared to say ‘That’s right’. Great to see support for Israel, and Israel’s appreciation.

    2) After he said the deal with Iran was embarrassing for the US, the Iranian rep suppressed a smirk. Like ‘Yeah, we know’!

    3) The socialism comments were priceless: Venezuela is not an example of socialism implemented badly, but socialism implemented perfectly, says Trump. could hardly be more true. (Just like is was implemented according to plan in Cambodia during the 1970s. Those deaths were no mistake. Those guys were PhDs, trained in Paris, and writers like the Maoist Foucault proposed exactly their kind of ‘justice’.)

    4) Afterwards the Al Jazera commentariate tried to discredit the speech by alleging it contained contradictions, like Trump saying each nation state needs to look after its own interests first, but then also saying nation states can work together to solve problems. In fact, of course, these are not mutually exclusive positions. Al Jazera created so many false dichotomies, and erected so many fictional polarities, that this little segment will stand in my mind as an object lesson in media disinformation. It is also a lesson in the decline of the intellectual.

  35. J.H.

    It is a damn good Address. Trump got it said.

    I particularly liked this little gem.

    “The problem in Venezuela, it is not that Socialism has been poorly implemented, but that Socialism has been FAITHFULLY implemented.”….. and then he paused a long while to let that sink in to the collective minds of the gathered UN Socialists as an added measure…. I loved it. Our ABC will ignore it. But I loved it. 🙂

  36. Wil

    I heard the ABC commentary on AM this morning, and thought Trump must have made the worst speech in history. Then I watched the speech right through and decided that the ABC should take another look at it then put to air an unbiased and true version without the smarty pants personal distortion of their presenters.
    Of course, they never will, they are running their own agenda and do not reflect any other point of view.
    I can’t understand why they can do this, they are supposed to report, comment on the facts, keep us informed, but not to indoctrinate us with their propaganda.
    Unfortunately this is not the only instance, there was also a report about some underage Indonesian people smugglers who they considered in no uncertain terms, should be compensated for their efforts.
    When will it stop?

  37. Dr Fred Lenin

    He had a good go at the filthy communist fascist internationalists rubbing their noses in their own bullshit. . It is really unfortunate the west is inflicted with miserable little failed lawyers pretending to be leaders These polliemuppets couldn’t run a toilet ,we need more leaders who were neither lawyers nor career polliemuppets ,destroy the political aparat and start from scratch .
    Is ANY legistlation passed by the parliaments infested with non Australians valid ? Common sense would think not ,back to the drawing board comrades .

  38. bobby b

    “More hot air from the puffed up ponce. If he was evenly vaguely serious he would already have replaced the heads of UN agencies that the US appoints. All of them are at least as wasteful as those not directly appointed. Some, like UNICEF, have had consecutive audit critiques while their director gets reappointed.”

    Couldn’t think of any critique of the speech, huh? And this was the best you could do instead? He should be fighting for his UN appointments instead of fighting for his judicial nominees?

    Your chosen imprecation for Trump is “ponce”? And you call yourself “Defender of The Faith”? Not hard to tell which faith, is it? Better get your momma out before the bombs fly.

  39. J.H.

    It must be understood, that when the American Republic says the word “Sovereignty”….. It is in the context of “WE THE PEOPLE”. A people gifted with unalienable rights…. It’s in their declaration of Independence. The Sovereign Nation is its people, language and culture. Empowered, defined and protected within its borders. There is not supposed to be a “political class” of elitists forming government in their own image within American society.

    The Socialists think of Sovereignty of nation states in the terms of its political elites, which is why they have little regard for borders…. The vanguard of the Socialists do not consider the people responsible enough to have power, instead they are enslaved to the ambition of the political class.

    Eventually Socialism’s authoritarian rule is no different that the hereditary Monarchical rule of ages past, complete with hereditary slavery…. North Korea is a study in that lesson of generational Socialism/Communism. That is the result of the rule of “god” kings and their sons.

    Anyway. Good luck to President Trump. Perhaps he can reinstall the “We The People” part back into American politics. Because at the moment American politics is more about empowering a political class than the political representation of the people’s freedom of enterprise…… You can tell this because the Government is more about regulating its people, than empowering them. The more you regulate enterprise. The more you empower the politics of a political class that enslave, rather than empowering the free enterprise of free individuals that produce.

  40. FelixKruell

    A very good speech. Some tough lessons in there for the UN. Particularly about the righteous not letting the evil little dictators get away with stuff.

    But (and it’s a big one) – now the onus is on Trump to explain how he will deal with North Korea and Iran. It’s all very well to complain about the Obama agreement with Iran, but what’s the alternative? Let them go down the North Korea path of continuing bluster from both sides while they continue to build their nuclear capability?

  41. It’s uplifting to hear Pres Trump espouse the values of the nation state and respect for democracy. He has the values of a classical liberal statesman. History is going to be very kind to him.

  42. Linden

    It was a big speech covered a lot, ‘socked to’em’, he will get a big response from it and so he should, been a logn time since we had a leader tell it how it is!

  43. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Churchill:

    It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

    POTUS45 was both in his speech. He just delivered a customer feedback survey on behalf of the first world people who funded the UN charade and the marketing department is now experiencing the first stage of grief.

    Stalin’s response to Churchill’s “Iron Curtin” speech and the British Foreign Office assessment.
    http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0900/media/0901_0102iron.pdf

    Nothing new here. Traitorous western journos and politicians can always be relied upon to green light murderous dictatorships.

  44. amortiser

    “The problem in Venezuela, it is not that Socialism has been poorly implemented, but that Socialism has been FAITHFULLY implemented.”

    He could have really rubbed it in by adding:

    We knew that Venezuela had reached the end of the line when it became cheaper for the people to wipe their arses with the currency rather than use it to buy toilet paper.

  45. Bruce in WA

    “Our” ABC headline:

    Donald Trump brings his bullying, populist presidential campaign to the global stage in UN debut

  46. stackja

    B WA ABC stuck in its groove.

  47. iampeter

    I thought it was a really great speech too. Stuff I’d nit pick but all round great speech and he’s a great public speaker.

    I really want to like Trump, but he is still just a big gov leftist, saying things he doesn’t really understand or mean, who will leave America more socialist than less socialist after he has served his time but granted maybe not as socialist as Hillary would leave it.

    In the end its just a speech and the guy is backing down from all his domestic policies faster than any “read my lips” promises in history. So whether you agree with his policies or not, what it shows is he is a good talker and maybe not such a good doer.

    This means all this tough talk is not likely to be backed by tough actions.

    I’d love to be proven wrong, but I doubt it.

  48. stackja

    iampeter – We will see.

  49. PB

    A compliment from a piece of Sh** like Bolton bodes ill for the future of the whole planet.

  50. bobby b

    ” . . . now the onus is on Trump to explain how he will deal with North Korea and Iran.”

    What – are the rest of y’all just chopped liver?

    I’d say that the onus is on everyone else to volunteer to jump in and create a larger effort than just the USA. Frankly, there are a lot countries that ought to be worrying more than the USA.

  51. Zatara

    “….now the onus is on Trump to explain how he will deal with North Korea and Iran.”

    Really? Why exactly is the onus on Trump? The Korean War was/is between North Korea/China and the UN. NOT the US.

    Signatories to the Korean Armistice Agreement
    – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    – People’s Republic of China
    – United Nations

    Not a lot of people know dat.
    – Benny Hill

  52. FelixKruell

    Really? Why exactly is the onus on Trump? The Korean War was/is between North Korea/China and the UN. NOT the US.

    Because the US still has some 35,000 troops in South Korea, and 40,000 nearby. And North Korea has threatened to fire upon US territories. So ultimately, it is an issue for the US to manage and resolve in order to protect its own interests (which as Trump mentions, is his number one priority).

    It’s also an issue for others obviously, but they seem content to just wait and see for now.

  53. Zatara

    You miss the point Felix.

    The “others” of the UN have been content for the US to shoulder the responsibility and the cost for keeping the Norks at bay for 60 some odd years. In fact it has progressed to the point where the “others” have forgotten that America has born the burden for fighting their war.

    So ultimately, if the US pulls out and goes home you and the others are either content with the renewed shooting war as the Norks try to overwhelm the south again or are willing to pick up a rifle and take their place on the DMZ.

    Which is it?

  54. FelixKruell

    The “others” of the UN have been content for the US to shoulder the responsibility and the cost for keeping the Norks at bay for 60 some odd years. In fact it has progressed to the point where the “others” have forgotten that America has born the burden for fighting their war.

    Undoubtedly the US pays a price for being the world’s policeman. But there’s a reason that hasn’t stopped successive Presidents from leaving the status quo – it has been determined to be in the US’s interest to take on this role. Trump hasn’t walked away from that. So the US won’t go home. Which merely leaves the question of what the US will do vis a vis North Korea? I think it’s a pretty reasonable question…

    As to who bears the cost – South Korea and others in the region spend billions buying arms from the US. So while it doesn’t get paid directly, the US does get some benefit from its role.

  55. Zatara

    it has been determined to be in the US’s interest to take on this role.

    Yes, that interest is that they prefer not to re-fight the Pacific war with another opponent.

    As to who bears the cost – South Korea and others in the region spend billions buying arms from the US.

    The US could sell a hell of a lot more weapons to Japan and South Korea if the US forces stationed there took theirs home.

  56. FelixKruell

    The US could sell a hell of a lot more weapons to Japan and South Korea if the US forces stationed there took theirs home.

    I suspect they’d buy from another vendor if they felt the US had abandoned them…

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