Reflections

Trump Becomes Entangled on the World Stage

Sep 19, 2017 | 22:32 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump took to the podium today at the U.N. General Assembly in New York to give his first speech at the body of global leaders. The speech -- somewhat reminiscent in tone to his inauguration speech in January -- was Trump's message to the world on what U.S. foreign policy should be under his doctrine of

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 19 in New York City. Among the issues facing the assembly this year are North Korea's nuclear development, violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and the debate over climate change.

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U.S. President Donald Trump took to the podium today at the U.N. General Assembly in New York to give his first speech at the body of global leaders. The speech -- somewhat reminiscent in tone to his inauguration speech in January -- was Trump's message to the world on what U.S. foreign policy should be under his doctrine of "America First." The first few months of Trump's presidency had been filled with whispers, rumors and gossip that Trump would radically alter the United States' relationship with global institutions and its allies. There were even reports that executive orders had been drafted to freeze negotiations on multilateral treaties and cut U.S. funding for international organizations. But those orders never came to pass. The United States has remained, albeit at times reluctantly, true to its various commitments on the world stage. The debates in the United States over whether it should have an...

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