Trump set to double down on his commitment to ‘America First’ when he speaks at the U.N. today

Trump set to double down on his commitment to ‘America First’ when he speaks at the U.N. today
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[Ed. – Time for him or another American president to say ‘goobye’ in a U.N. speech.]

President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to ‘America First’ on the most global of stages this week.

In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut on Tuesday, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on trade and shining a spotlight on the threat that he says Iran poses to the Middle East and beyond.

One year after Trump stood at the rostrum of the U.N. General Assembly and derided North Korea’s Kim Jong-un as ‘Rocket Man,’ the push to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula is a work in progress, although fears of war have given way to hopes for rapprochement.

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Scores of world leaders, even those representing America’s closest friends, remain wary of Trump.

In the 12 months since his last visit to the U.N., the president has jolted the global status quo by pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, starting trade conflicts with China and the West and embracing Russia’s Vladimir Putin even as the investigation into the U.S. president’s ties to Moscow moves closer to the Oval Office.

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