President Donald Trump addressed the gathering of the annual United Nations General Assembly for the second time on 25 September 2018.
According to the New York Times
He emphasized his “America First” vision in his speech to the assembly and at a rambling news conference the next day. In smaller meetings, he touched on global issues that continue to vex the United States and other nations — from North Korea’s nuclear program to election interference by foreign powers. And he shrugged off laughter from other world leaders at his typically boastful words.
Dafna Rand, a former State Department official who is now vice president for policy and research at Mercy Corps, a humanitarian aid organization said
I was struck by how he wanted to use this audience and this opportunity to reject some of the key tenets of global multilateralism…He was using this speech to reject the very premise of the U.N.
CBS News reported that
President Trump excoriated the “ideology of globalism” and multinational authorities, underscoring the importance of national sovereignty and need for countries to pay for their own defense in his address before the United Nations General Assembly in New York Tuesday.