In a phenomenal speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump extolled the virtues of capitalism and freedom before a group of people that often despise both. He had the courage to call out the corrupt nations of Iran and North Korea, among others. My personal favorite part was his use of the term “Rocket man” when referring to the North Korean dictator child on his “suicide mission”. It was all brilliant and spectacularly executed in front of a group that often trades in weakness and corruption.
In case you missed it, here is the entire speech delivered by President Trump to the United Nations on Tuesday, September 19, 2017:
Here’s some reaction from former UN Ambassador John Bolton on the the Fox Business Network:
Ambassador Bolton is spot-on about the speech. The President was not afraid to say things that are rarely said, and the world body needed to hear them.
My other personal favorite line, besides Rocket Man, was regarding the socialist disaster of Venezuela. Here’s an excerpt from the transcript:
I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela. (Applause.)
The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (Applause.) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems.
The part in bold is the key part of the line. Venezuela is not failing because socialism wasn’t implemented properly, it’s failing because socialism was implemented exactly as it is supposed to be implemented. The result is always death and destruction as people starve and societies collapse under the weight of socialist ideology.
All-in-all, a fantastic speech. I rate it 10 out of 10, a perfect score for a President representing America’s interests around the world and interests of free people everywhere.
Liberals hated it, which is how you know it was an excellent speech.