Trump To World: ‘I Will Always Put America First’


President Donald Trump delivered a…let’s say unconventional…speech before the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning, touting his “America First” message before the assembled officials from around the world.

After kicking off the address boasting about the booming stock market and U.S. military spending, Trump turned to his prevailing foreign policy message throughout the campaign and his nascent presidency: nationalism.

“In America we do not seek to impose our way of life on anything, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch,” he declared, before hailing the U.S. Constitution, singling out its first three words, “We The People.”

“In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs,” he said. “In foreign affairs we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens.”

And then, ending a segment of the speech that could well have been torn out of Stephen Miller’s Middle School diary, Trump declared: “As president of the United States, I will always put America first. Just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always and should always, put your countries first.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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