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Trump Addresses the UN General Assembly : September 25, 2018
Trump Addresses the UN General Assembly
Linda Grimm

Held at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City in September 2018, the 73rd session of the General Assembly featured remarks by representatives of nearly all 193 UN member states. While many global issues were discussed, the session’s official theme was “making the United Nations relevant to all people” and “shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies.” U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks stood in stark contrast to other leaders’ focus on the importance of multilateralism; Trump offered a staunch defense of national sovereignty and continued to criticize UN entities.

Trump Calls for Protection of National Sovereignty

Throughout his speech, Trump repeatedly expressed nationalist views ...

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