President Addresses UN General Assembly

Trump Emphasized Global Diplomacy

Nevada's Morning News
September 24, 2019 - 10:55 am
President Trump Speaks at United Nations General Assembly

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UNITED NATIONS—President Trump delivered his third address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning.

To watch The President's speech to the UN General Assembly in its entiriety, you can view the video below:

His speech comes amid heightened instability in the Middle East, following a recent attack on Saudi oil facilities that the U.S. believes was carried out by Iran. In Israel, Mr. Trump's close political ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to secure a majority in the recent election and is now in the midst of power-sharing discussions with adversary Benny Gantz, with whom he was virtually tied.

He suggested the U.S. won't tolerate illegal migration, and said those who promote open-borders policies are only promoting smuggling and abuses of human rights.

Mr. Trump insisted those who promote "open-borders" policies are only promoting "cruel" and "evil" policies, cloaked in the guise of social justice.

He said that as long as he's president, the U.S. will enforce its laws and protect its borders. Anyone who enters illegally, he said, will not be allowed to stay.

The President also urges other nations to join U.S. pressuring Iran.

Trump also spoke on the importance of protecting minority groups, such as those who identify in the LGBTQ+ community.

He closed his remarks by urging unity among the nations in attendance, as well as hopes of preventing future wars through diplomacy.