President Trump gave a speech at the United Nations today for the first time and he didn’t disappoint. He made it absolutely clear that the interests of the United States will always be his top priority.
Here’s a partial transcript via Politico:
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. (Applause.)
All responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition.
But making a better life for our people also requires us to work together in close harmony and unity to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people.
The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies. But we can no longer be taken advantage of, or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return. As long as I hold this office, I will defend America’s interests above all else.
But in fulfilling our obligations to our own nations, we also realize that it’s in everyone’s interest to seek a future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous, and secure.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2017
This is such a huge shift from Obama. It is refreshing to hear an American leader make an unapologetic statement about the interests of the United States.