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.
Soon after North Korea tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb on September 3, President Trump’s response to a reporter who asked him about whether he planned to attack North Korea was short and somewhat vague. “We’ll see,” replied the president.
The Pentagon confessed to having underreported the number of troops deployed to foreign conflicts for years, saying the real Afghanistan troop count is 11,000, not 8,400.
After years of decrying America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan as expensive and unwinnable, President Donald Trump announced Monday that he would continue and expand the war.
North Korea’s official newspaper has attacked the U.S.-South Korean Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercise with South Korea, calling it “reckless behavior.”
Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Military Ready to Confront North Korea, but Diplomacy Is Preferred OptionWritten by Warren Mass
General Joe Dunford said that while the military will make sure President Trump has everything needed to deal with North Korea, the military supports diplomatic efforts to solve differences.
President Trump has warned North Korea not to make threats against the United States, but Pyongyang has responded by threatening the U.S. territory on Guam.
Guam’s Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros said, “There’s .00001 percent chance of [a North Korean] missile getting through [the THADD defense] layer” on Guam.
Facing a veto-proof super-majority in Congress, President Donald Trump reluctantly and privately signed H.R. 3364 on August 2, piling more sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea. But despite trying to put a smiley face on the developments, Trump made his displeasure known publicly in a series of statements. And in a message to Congress, the president even suggested — without actually saying it — that he may consider trying to get around lawmakers' “unconstitutional” “preferences” as expressed in the sanctions measure. In short, tensions between Congress and the president, as well as tensions between the U.S. government and various foreign powers, just got ratcheted up yet another notch. Critics argued that the sanctions bill was a terrible idea that would harm everyone involved — potentially with dangerous implications. Neocons, globalists, warmongers, and other establishment forces, though, celebrated it as a victory.