President Trump signed a presidential executive order on September 21 “imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea.”

In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly this week, President Donald Trump took aim at a number of “rogue regimes” and called for international cooperation to rein them in. Perhaps most dramatically, Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the communist dictator there did not settle down. Specifically, the president suggested that the UN dictators club, which has been crucial to empowering and sustaining the mass-murdering regime, should play a role in solving the crisis. Other regimes that faced fierce criticism from Trump included those ruling Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela.

During his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump praised the U.S. Constitution and slammed a number of key globalist schemes to undermine it — mass migration, pseudo-“free trade” regimes that attack national sovereignty, the erosion of patriotism, and more. Trump also issued a scathing condemnation of communism and socialism, saying the “ideologies” resulted in cruelty and suffering everywhere they have been implemented. Analysts said it was the toughest speech ever delivered to the global body by a U.S. president. But despite his powerful defense of patriotism and “America First” policies, some critics, even among conservatives, raised serious concerns.

In a speech that attracted everything from praise and applause to horror and shock from conservatives, President Donald Trump basically told the United Nations General Assembly and its members that he was going to put America First and that sovereign nation-states should also put the interests of their own citizens first. Still, he suggested governments should cooperate within the UN to make the world better, and to deal with certain rogue regimes. Basically, Trump outlined what the administration is calling an “America First” foreign policy toward the UN and other nations guided by “Principled Realism.” It was a sharp contrast from Obama's final UNGA address demanding Americans “accept constraints” on U.S. sovereignty to bring about the UN's vision for humanity.

Trump administration officials say the administration still intends to withdraw from the Paris climate pact, but Trump could be open to a different agreement.

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