Trump told world leaders that globalism had “exerted a religious pull over past leaders causing them to ignore their own national interests.”
Embracing nationalism before the largest annual gathering of world leaders Tuesday, President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to push his “America First” foreign policy agenda — and urged his fellow heads of state to follow suit.
“The free world must embrace its national foundations,” Trump said. “It must not attempt to erase them or replace them.”
“Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first,” Trump continued. “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belong to patriots.”
He added that globalism had “exerted a religious pull over past leaders causing them to ignore their own national interests.”
“But as far as America is concerned,” he said, “those days are over.”
Running through a laundry list of topics that frequently appear in his campaign speeches, Trump touted the U.S. economy, claiming that his “pro-growth” agenda had resulted in historically low unemployment, and blasted “open borders” and those who advocate for them.
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