President Trump was met with awkward laughter from a U.N. General Assembly audience on Tuesday while boasting of successes under his administration, but brushed off the response as he doubled down on an “America First” agenda at the globalist body.
Trump prompted laughter and gasps from the audience when he claimed that “in less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”
“I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” he chuckled in response.
But as Trump stood in the symbolic heart of global governance, he espoused an unashamedly nationalist doctrine that underscored his administration’s tensions with the U.N.
“We will never surrender American sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans,” he said. “We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”
He later added that “America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control and domination.” …
“We are only going to give foreign aid to countries who respect us, and frankly, are our friends,” he told the audience, which consisted of a number of world leaders of countries that receive U.S. aid.
He also warned the U.N. that it could expect further cuts in U.S. funding. The U.S. has reduced its contributions to the U.N., pulled funding from the U.N.’s Palestinian refugee agency, and pulled out of the U.N. Human Rights Council — which Ambassador Nikki Haley decried as a “cesspool of political bias.”
The globalist audience laughed because nobody in their PC information bubble ever mentions Trump’s accomplishments, only how awful and illegitimate he is. Being told that “in less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country” just seemed so absurd to them that they needed to break the tension with a laugh.