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Tough, Proud And Honest: Trump At The UN
Editorial Board
The New York Post
September 19, 2017

Rarely has the UN hall heard a more honest appraisal of the global scene or a stronger vow of resolve to fight threats than President’s Trump’s first address to the General Assembly on Tuesday.

“In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech,” tweeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nor could there have been a more stark contrast with the speeches his predecessor, Barack Obama, gave: Trump made no apologies for America’s past and even boasted of US exceptionalism. “America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world,” he said.

He noted the “extraordinary opportunity” the world faced, particularly given advances in science and medicine, and said it’s “entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights.”

That — and Trump’s honesty — was refreshing indeed. No wonder so many saw the speech as the best yet of his presidency.

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