President Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke to globalism, while touting the virtues of America First, during his highly-anticipated address before the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.
President Trump said the U.S. rejects “global governance, control, and domination” and honors the right of every nation to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions, adding that it will never tell other nations how to live, work, or worship.
“Virtually everywhere socialism or communism has been tried, it has produced suffering, corruption, and decay,” President Trump said. “Socialism’s thirst for power leads to expansion, incursion, and oppression.”
“We ask the nations gathered here to join us in calling for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela,” the president added.
The speech, critically acclaimed by leading conservatives, including radio host Mark Levin, came after President Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in signed a new version of the U.S.-South Korean trade agreement on Monday, marking one ofthe Commander-in-Chief’s first successes in his effort to renegotiate economic deals on more favorable terms for the U.S.