While everybody was distracted by the UN laughing at Donald Trump, most missed the terrifying details of his speech.

By |2018-09-26T17:46:21-08:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Yeah, that was great, I agree. 

But did you actually listen to what he said?

Courtesy of the New York Daily News

Once the laughter subsided, Trump barreled through a sharply worded General Assembly address in which he espoused what ex-State Department officials saw as a wish to isolate the U.S. from its allies while giving a pass to its adversaries, pushing “patriotism” over “globalism” and “sovereignty” above all.

“He is accepting the Putin view of the world,” said Daniel Fried, who served in a variety of senior diplomatic positions in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

In his speech, Trump repeatedly took aim at the diplomatic body he addressed, vowing that the U.S. will never “surrender” to such an “unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy.”

On the flipside, Trump advocated for a sweeping view of “sovereignty” for all nations. World leaders should keep out of each other’s business, Trump suggested, so they can “make their countries great again.”

Fried, who most recently served as the sanctions policy coordinator under President Barack Obama, told the Daily News that such comments run counter to American policy traditions that have been in place since the UN was established in the wake of World War II.

“There is nothing patriotic about diminishing America and turning us into just another grasping, greedy power, like the ones we rejected when America came of age and we realized we had a shot of remaking the world,” Fried said. “It’s unpatriotic.”

The approach championed by Trump, Fried continued, is music to the ears of autocrats like Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

“It’s essentially accepting their worldview,” Fried said.

Now when I watched this speech on Tuesday I had completely missed the statement which inspired the laughter but sat slack-jawed at everything that came after. 

When I saw the tweets which included Trump’s ridiculous statement and the laughter that followed I was of course compelled to share it, but I did not forget what followed. 

For those who perhaps missed it, here is that speech in full. 

Yeah, now do you understand? 

In that speech, Trump trots our conspiracy theories, nationalistic rhetoric, and a plethora of outright lies. 

And he did this in front of the entire world. 

Which reminds us once again, that yes he is a buffoon, but he is a very, very dangerous buffoon. 

Update: I was not expecting this, but I’m not surprised by it. 

It’s like these people live in an alternative universe.

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  1. Beaglemom September 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    He certainly is a dangerous buffoon. I think world leaders know him well enough by now to circumvent him whenever possible. He has done more in less than two years to isolate this country and insult our friends while playing up to our enemies (who are using him, not befriending him). A frightening scenario and, at some point, there will be an explosion. I hope this country and our (former) allies survive it.

  2. Anon September 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I could not continue listening to Trump at his press conference today. He scorched as many people and countries as he could then torched some while making self aggrandizing claims.
    According to Trump he saved the world from a war that Obama wanted to start.

  3. Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    If Putin owns the USA then he owns the world. The end.

  4. 'O Canada September 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    “U.S. President Donald Trump said he rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s request for a meeting during the UN General Assembly this week because bilateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks are going poorly and the United States is unhappy with Canada’s negotiators.

    Trump said he would not accept the meeting with Trudeau “because his tariffs are too high, and he doesn’t seem to want to move and I’ve told him, ‘Forget about it and frankly we’re just thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada,’” Trump said. “That’s the motherlode, that’s the big one.”<rawstory

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