Trump at the UN General Assembly – Full Speech – BBC News

Full Speech: Trump at the UN general assembly – BBC News

  •  Published on Sep 25, 2018
US President Donald Trump has attacked the Iranian leadership, accusing it of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he defended his decision to abandon the nuclear deal. Mr Trump also boasted that his administration had accomplished “more than almost any” other in US history. His words were greeted with laughter but he laughed back, saying: “Didn’t expect that reaction.”
EDITOR’s NOTE          
In reality, Nationalism vs Globalism was the underlying focus of this speech.          
The members of the “World of Platitudes”, as reflected in the UN representatives are not accustomed to a plain talking straight shooter like Trump.
The laughter for six seconds may be due to fear that Trump may have a growing following worldwide.
The laughter was just for six seconds in a 35 minute speech. The Main Street Media (MSM) .. the tools of the Globalists focused on that.
One commentator said “Hyenas always laugh and get nervous when there’s a Lion nearby.”.
The truth is that much positive change has occurred in the USA under Trump… Business is booming as many constraints have been lifted.
Trump will win again in 2020 despite the daily onslaught of attacks by Globalists and their supporters in the MSM.
Here is the full speech… form your own opinion.
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  • guyaneseonline  On 09/26/2018 at 3:58 pm

    The World Just Laughed at Donald Trump

    The president has often warned that the United States has become the butt of global jokes, and with a silly boast on Tuesday, he demonstrated it.

    David A. Graham | The Atlantic

    Everyone’s got their own recurring nightmare — naked in class, teeth falling out, whatever. For Donald Trump, that nightmare is that the world is laughing
    at the United States of America, and on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, the nightmare came true.

    The president’s public remarks are littered with warnings that America is, or might be, the butt of the globe’s jokes.

    “The world is laughing at us,” Trump said on the stump in October 2016. “We don’t win at the borders. We don’t win with taking care of our vets.
    We don’t win with anything. We don’t win anymore. We will start winning again like you’ve never seen before.” He’s kept it up since entering office.

    “At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country?” he asked in June 2017.

    “The world is laughing at us. The world is laughing at the stupidity of what we have done with immigration,” he said in August.

    Dozens of times since 2011, Trump has tweeted the word laughing, and even though that’s a fairly common word, the vast majority of the uses
    involve foreign countries (or groups like ISIS) laughing at the United States of America.

    More recently, however, Trump has argued that the snickering is over.

    “The world respects our country now,” he told a reporter earlier this month, after former President Barack Obama criticized him in a speech.
    “They didn’t respect our country when he was running it. They were laughing at our country. We’re making great trade deals now and we’re
    making fair trade deals, but we’re making them good for us. And we didn’t have that.”

    Trump has few friends on the international stage, but as his closest foreign confidant, Emmanuel Macron, might say: Au contraire, Monsieur le Président.

    “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any other administration in the history of our country. So true,”
    Trump told the UNGA on Tuesday morning. It’s a standard Trump line, which he usually delivers in front of two primary audiences:

    Supporters who believe it, and Reporters who just scoff and shake their head, knowing it’s not true.

    The delegates at the UN were neither so supportive nor so jaded, and they openly laughed at him. Trump rolled with it.
    “Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay,” he said, eliciting another round of chortling. Still, the reaction had to sting.

    This is, after all, the same man who tweeted about Obama:

    The figurative laughter of 2014 has become the literal laughter of 2018.

    Perhaps there is a silver lining, though. In an age when the United States is withdrawing from the world stage, allies are saying they cannot rely
    on Washington’s word, and U.S. soft power is at its lowest ebb in the post–World War II era, the tittering in Turtle Bay is an indication that the
    United States of America can still unite the global community, if only in giggles about Trump.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/26/2018 at 6:16 pm

    Analysis // The Saddest Part of Trump’s UN Speech Was the Laughter

    Israeli right-wingers cheered the president’s address despite the fact that it portends a dangerous erosion of America’s global leadership on which their country depends

    Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

    Kvell, according to Yiddish grandmaster Leo Rosten, means, “to beam with immense pleasure and pride.” The word was originally used in the context of parents and grandparents kvelling over their offspring, but has since expanded its reach to mark “immense pleasure and pride” in general.

    So it can be said that on the morning after Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, right-wing Israel was kvelling like crazy.

    Trump belted it out of the park, pleased Israeli politicians applauded. He eviscerated Iran, put the Palestinians in their place and tore the mask off the hypocritical international community and their phony organizations, which dedicate themselves to bashing Israel. He stood up for the kind of good old nationalism and patriotism that today’s Israel cherishes, they acclaimed.

    Trump spoke truth to power in the world’s foremost den of lies and made us all proud, they kvelled.

    The Trump-trumpeters were even pleased with the fact that Trump singled out Israel for praise, even though he did so by lumping it together with hyperventilating nationalist India, Holocaust-distorting ethnocentric Poland and arm-amputating theocratic Saudi Arabia.

    In the brave new bizarro world sculpted by Trump and embraced by Benjamin Netanyahu, Western liberal democracies such as Canada, Germany and France are out and self-aggrandizing, ethno-baiting Eastern autocracies such as Hungary, Poland and even Russia, although it isn’t supplying S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, are in.

    The local Donald Trump fan club conveniently ignores the fact that the legal basis for the very existence of Israel, established in the November 29, 1947 UN Partition Resolution, stems from the international structure that Trump seems bent on dismantling.

    The Trumpkins forget that the venues for international collaboration, which American conservatives and Israeli right-wingers love to loath, were created as a response to the horrors of World War II, when the same kind of super-patriotic uber-nationalism that Trump is espousing brought the world to the brink of ruin and the Jewish people to the edge of extinction.

    And that if the America First ideology that Trump championed at the UN would have prevailed in 1940, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis could very well have completed their quest for the FINAL SOLUTION to the Jewish problem, as they put it.

    But the Israeli right’s myopia turns into willful blindness when it comes to the pivotal importance of America’s place in the world and the safety and wellbeing of their country.

    The unrivalled leadership of the United States, in the free world and beyond, is Israel’s security blanket. Washington’s diplomatic influence has entrenched Israel’s international legitimacy and kept its enemies at bay.

    America’s stature as a beacon of democracy and fair play, even when it was just a pose, paved the way for Israel to join the liberal democratic family of nations and, as such, to take the moral high ground in its battle against zealots, despots and fundamentalists that want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

    Which is why the scariest and also the saddest part of Trump’s speech was the spontaneous laughter he drew from the General Assembly when he unilaterally extolled his own “extraordinary achievements”.

    Sure, the merry mirth provided a healthy dose of schadenfreude for Trump-haters in America and throughout the world. It can certainly be viewed as a well-deserved comeuppance for a President who delights in trashing allies and cuddling up to dictators.

    And it definitely provides Democrats with another useful slogan – “The whole world is laughing” – as they prepare for what could be portrayed as the most important elections ever held, coming up in just 40 days, on November 6, 2018.

    Trump’s spinners tried to belittle the global glee or to portray it as proof of the justness of Trump’s cause. They turned a blind eye to its true portent as a symbolic sign of the erosion of America’s global pre-eminence and diminished moral authority.

    They willfully ignored the potential dangers: for world stability; for Israel’s security, for a U.S.A. administration that has lost its ability to win friends, influence countries and build coalitions that advance American values and protect Israel’s international standing in the process.

    Instead, Israel is placing its trust more than ever before on the one and only President of the United States and his Republican lackeys.

    It is willfully abandoning its long-held ambition to be accepted by one and all. It is relying on ever-increasing support from a constantly narrowing part of the international community, pursuing the same kind of self-defeating strategy that has recently guided its approach to domestic support inside the United States:

    Banking on the unqualified support of the recently formed, supergroup “Sheldon Adelson and the Evangelicals”, Israel is turning its back on traditional, though sometimes critical bases such as Democrats, American Jews and liberals in general.

    Trump’s Israel cheerleaders also seem oblivious to the fact that a large chunk of the SCORN with which Trump was received at UN headquarters in New York stems from his one-sided support for Israel and his disturbing DISDAIN for Palestinians.

    Trump’s UNILATERAL DECISIONS to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, recognize Jerusalem and move the U.S. Embassy there, along with the cruel and unusual punishment he regularly metes out to Palestinians deserve much of the debit for derision with which Trump was received in the General Assembly. And there may soon come a time when Trump, whose ego knows no bounds, may come to realize this as well.

    The ridiculing of a U.S.A. president in the world’s foremost forum marks a dangerous turn in world affairs. It undermines America’s stature as leader of the free world and injects anarchy in its stead.

    It portends a time of crisis when Israel will be in desperate need of U.S.A. diplomatic support, which will no longer be effective.

    It creates an environment in which countries will grow ever bolder in bucking Washington and going it alone, on Israel as well as many other issues.

    One cannot claim to love or admire the United States of America without realizing the inherent dangers of a U.S. president who holds no moral authority, is laughed out of the court of world public opinion and is cheered by his sycophants alone.

    In the long run, such a world threatens Israel’s very existence. When all is said and done, all that will remain of Trump’s speech, like the smile of Alice’s Cheshire cat, is the laughter.

    And that, as he himself would put it, is simply “Sad!”

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/26/2018 at 6:19 pm

    Nikki Haley to Fox News:
    World Leaders Laughed at Trump at the UN Out of ‘Respect’

    ‘They loved how honest he is,’ claimed the U.S.A. Ambassador to the United Nations


    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claimed on Fox News that U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly only drew laughs because the world leaders in the crowd “loved his honesty” and “respect” him.

    [Let me help rephrase dat: ‘Loved the honesty of the Liar-in-Chief’]

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/26/2018 at 11:27 pm

    Who’s Laughing Now? The Science Behind the UN’s Reaction to Trump

    Sophie Scott | The Guardian UK

    It was very hard not to wince when Donald Trump scored a solid laugh in his speech at the United Nations.

    Of course, this is partly because laughter isn’t commonly heard at the UN but is also because laughter is always meaningful to humans.

    Part of the way humans respond to laughter is to work out whether we are included in it or excluded from it, and whether we are being laughed with or laughed at.

    I see people’s brains truly light up in the MRI scanner when they listen to laughter, as they’re trying to figure this all out.

    And this matters to us because we’re social primates, and laughter is a social behaviour: We laugh to make and maintain social bonds, as well as to show the strength of our friendship with those we are laughing with.

    As soon as there is a social bond formed between some people, however, it means that others have to be excluded from that group, and it can be exquisitely unpleasant to be excluded from laughter.

    It’s even more horrible if you realise that you are being laughed at by that same group of happy people.

    And it did feel like Donald Trump was being laughed at, NOT with.

    Exactly how we feel about laughter will depend on precisely what we are doing – if I’m doing standup I don’t care if some of the laughter is directed at me, as I’m much more worried that there might be no laughter at all.

    Part of the reason standup is so stressful is that there is an immediate sign of whether it is working or not: The comic doesn’t want an audience silently and studiously thinking “Now, that was funny” – they want to hear laughter.

    Learning to perform comedy involves learning to stop talking when you expect people to laugh, and to start talking again without sounding too anguished if they do not.

    If I am not doing standup, and I’m giving a serious science talk, then audience laughter can be extremely disconcerting.

    Trump didn’t look like he was expecting a laugh when he boasted of his administration’s achievements:

    I suspect, if anything, he would have been anticipating delighted cheers. He tried to style it out, but it’s hard to escape the impression that his audience did not entirely share his sunny view of the successes of his administration.

    It is interesting to me that they didn’t all think this silently, however:

    The fact that they felt like enough other people would share this view that they started to announce this publicly with laughter is probably significant – the audience, at least, thought something is wrong with his remarks.

    Laughter is a complex and highly ambiguous social signal. People will interpret laughter in a way that’s consistent with their interpretations of other people’s intentions. Trump may go away from this episode thinking:

    “Oh, help, they were laughing at me – perhaps no one likes me.”

    But he might also think: “The audience are right: I am a very skilled and humorous speaker,” and feel like that’s what he intended all along.

    Mark Twain was right when he described laughter as a powerful weapon; but a powerful sense of one’s own excellence is a good shield against this weapon.

    • Sophie Scott is a senior fellow at University College London and an expert in cognitive neuroscience, particularly in relation to communications

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/27/2018 at 10:37 am

    Eddie in the UK wrote:

    More like the Joker is wild. I don’t know how anyone can entertain this vain detestable egotistical ignoramus ?!??

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/30/2018 at 2:56 am

    Derrick in Thailand wrote:

    Trump is the first stand up comedian to perform at a UNGA with a full audience of over 180 countries’ representatives and laid an egg.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 10/01/2018 at 8:35 am

    U.N. Brief: The Laugh is on Trump

    Colum Lynch and Robbie Gramer | Foreign Policy

    Yes, Mr. President, They Were Laughing at You:

    President Donald Trump and his national security team have been working overtime to shoot down reports that the world’s largest gathering of national leaders laughed at Trump for bragging that he had done more in his first two years in office than any other U.S.A. president in history.

    More than Washington, more than Lincoln, more than Roosevelt — and definitely more than Obama.

    In a lengthy press conference Wednesday night Trump said reports he had been mocked by foreign dignitaries before the eyes of the world was “fake news”.

    “They weren’t laughing at me; they were laughing with me. We had fun,” he insisted.

    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, appeared on Fox News to defend her boss’s dignity.

    “I deal with these leaders every single day, I know exactly how they think. Do they love America? No. Do they respect America? Now they do. When he said that, they love how honest he is, and it’s not diplomatic, and they find it funny.”

    To get to the bottom of this mystery, we canvassed 21 U.N.-based diplomats and asked what they really thought about Trump’s boast.

    Seven either declined to respond or dodged the question – “I wasn’t there” – because, well, they are diplomats. All but one of the fourteen who replied to the survey said the audience was definitely laughing at Trump. But three conceded that he eventually won over the crowd when he smiled and made a joke about it.

    One respondent challenged the claim that diplomats actually laughed at Trump. It was more of a “murmur,” the diplomat said.

    Here’s a sample of responses to the question posed by email or text: “Was the GA audience laughing with Trump or at him?”

    • “At him: everybody thought he was doing an impersonation of Alec Baldwin. And he was obviously not doing it on purpose.”

    • “Laughing in disbelief because of what he said.”

    • “Definitely ‘at,’ I was in the room.”

    • “At — and with when he seemed to laugh at himself.”

    • “First at, then with, I would say.”.

    • “I sense it was at.”

    • “At.”

    • “With him, he knows how to make people laugh.”

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