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    Trump Hits Home Run for America in UN Speech

    Actually, Trump got it very right. In a forum accustomed to diplo-fictions and the dignifying of dictators, he hit a home run for America.

    An important bit of context here is that while the procession of speeches at the UN General Assembly's annual opening every September is officially dubbed the "General Debate," it is not actually a debate. It is not as a rule a forum for to-and-fro, in which the fine points of policy are hashed out. As far as that happens, it goes on behind the scenes. The General Debate is a presentation of messages; a parade before the huge golden backdrop of the UN's General Assembly chamber, in which for the better part of a week a series of senior envoys, ranging from heads of state to ministers, deliver remarks.

    From many of the speakers, at a UN where the majority of the 193 member states are not free, it's a performance rich in platitudes, prejudice and propaganda for consumption by captive populations back home -- a polysyllabic porridge, in the UN tradition. What's relatively rare is plain-spoken truth.

    So, by UN standards, Trump's speech certainly did not fit in. But by American standards, he told some extremely important truths, including his observation that "America does more than speak for the values expressed in the United Nations Charter. Our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in this great hall."

    He spelled out, quite accurately, that "the scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based."



    Trump Hits Home Run for America in UN Speech
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    Hillary didn't like the speech.

    https://apnews.com/d57d0252f0a242c39...&utm_medium=AP

    Says it was dark and dangerous.

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    Prog heads are popping like bubblewrap - WIN!

    I would like one of them to explain to me why it's so terrible for the President of the United States to put America and its citizens first, and do what's in our best interest. I mean, besides that they're not used to it after 8 years of that globalist tool Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Prog heads are popping like bubblewrap - WIN!

    I would like one of them to explain to me why it's so terrible for the President of the United States to put America and its citizens first, and do what's in our best interest. I mean, besides that they're not used to it after 8 years of that globalist tool Obama.
    It wasn't radically different 9 years ago, or 17, or...
    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    Hillary didn't like the speech.

    https://apnews.com/d57d0252f0a242c39...&utm_medium=AP

    Says it was dark and dangerous.


    If only she had some way to..... I don't know, reset things? Maybe a big red button?
    "I aim to misbehave."

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