US President Shocks Citizens and the Deputies of the World

Trump presents his first presidential speech to the United Nations.

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Recently, on September 19th, Donald Trump delivered his first speech, as the president of the United States, to the assembly of the United Nations.

The United Nations is an international organization whose purpose and goal is to create co-operation and order among all of the countries involved around the world. The United Nations was established in 1945 and was a replacement for the League of Nations, which was a less effective form of the UN. The number of included countries has risen from 51 to 193 within 72 years.

The president’s first speech to the United Nations is a very big deal. This is because in the world we live in today, America is seen as a superpower and so the leader of one of the strongest countries in the world, is like the leader across all the nations. So in the UN, the speech represents a cutting of the red ribbon and the opening of the new era amongst all of the nations. President Trump’s speech was seen as a disappointment, although it was well written and lengthy. Many people did not like his speech because he did as he has done ever since he announced his presidency; he blatantly and frankly stated his opinion without any regard for the consequences. He also made very bold and outrageous claims about things he plans to do, without a specific procedure or well thought out idea. Overall, the general consensus was that during his speech, Trump was not presidential at all. Many citizens feel that he is heading in a direction that could be detrimental for America and the United Nations.

Throughout his candidacy, Trump has had his fair share of hypocritical statements but many feel like his recent actions negate the words that he said in his speech. For example, Trump said, “The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies,” which implies that President Trump is interested in complete diplomacy and getting along with all world powers. However, Trump has been trying to eliminate the possibility of any people coming to America. He has said derogatory things about many countries that disagree with his beliefs. It has been apparent in recent years, that Trump is interested in anything but being a great friend to the WORLD.

The bulk of Donald Trump’s speech was dedicated to talking about North Korea. Our current situation with North Korea is that they have been building nuclear weapons and “testing” them in many places around Asia. America’s concern with this is that those missiles have the capability to reach the United States, and Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s dictator, is crazy enough to target us and potentially damage our country. There are two positions on how Americans think we should handle this issue. Some feel that if America remains civil and doesn’t provoke North Korea, then the likely hood of us or one of our allies getting attacked goes down. We would then only have to retaliate if the situation arose. Other opinions consist of attacking North Korea first to eradicate their nuclear forces and eliminate the possibility of any threat. The problem with this idea is that by attacking North Korea, we would be inciting World War 3 because North Korea would fight back and we would have to bring our allies in to the war. Going to war is not the most advantageous plan for America for two reasons. War is extremely expensive and would ruin our already debt ridden economy. Secondly, going to war, regardless of our military might, will end in a portion of our country being damaged and a significant amount of lives taken. Trump clearly has no regard for this because whenever he speaks about North Korea, not only does he stand for this second option, he also provokes the attitudes of Kim Jong Un.

In his speech Trump said, “If [America] is forced to defend its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” Trump attempts to promote strength in America however, the problem with this statement is that it is a direct threat to North Korea. In my opinion, only bad can come from this because Kim Jong Un will see it and might not be able to have the self control to resist taking military action. He says we will do something if we have to defend our allies but what many people don’t understand is that by bombing North Korea, we would also be putting South Korea in grave danger as well as Japan, one of our allies. The Koreas are too small of a land mass to only hit one. The president also says, “It is time for North Korea to realize that its denuclearization is its only acceptable future.” In saying this, he is executing control over North Korea which will only anger their leadership. It is in this quote that we see that Trump is an advocate for attacking first and dealing with the reprecautions later. I interpret Trump’s words as, “Do what we say or else” and I don’t think that this “bullying” method is the best way to handle a political world issue. When many concerns about Donald’s proposed plan were addressed, Trump explicitly stated that he will break diplomatic world agreements that work against his goal for America, saying, “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.

After talking a lot about North Korea and his future course of action, Trump decided to move on and talk about other international affairs. As if there was not already enough controversy in his speech, President Trump criticized the efforts of former president Barack Obama and the Iran Deal that was enacted during his presidency. He said, “The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it.” The way that he bashed and trash talked the US president before him was unnecessary, unpresidential, and childish. The Iran Deal was a means of limiting the nuclear production and power in Iran and rather than doing what he did, Trump should have just proposed his own idea of what he plans to do.

Similar to his presidential campaign, in his speech to the United Nations, President Trump was very opinionated and made very bold statements but provided no legitimate plan for what he wants to do. Many people were disappointed by the speech that he gave and the global community can only hope to receive better in the future. For incite how the international community reacted to US President Donald Trump’s speech, visit these websites:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/politics/trump-un-speech-world-leaders-react/index.html

https://www.someecards.com/news/politics/donald-trump-united-nations-speech-audience-reactions/

 

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