President Donald Trump on Sept. 24, 2019 spoke before the United Nations General Assembly, describing his “America First” agenda to promote national sovereignty and defend “freedom.”
“Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their country first,” Trump said in the speech. “The future does not belong to globalists, the future belongs to patriots.”
Trump tore into open-border activists for honoring the best interests of other countries before their own, noting that it undermines “human rights and human dignity.”
“Today, I have a message for those open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice: Your policies are not just, your policies are cruel and evil,” Trump said.
He continued, “You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children. You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives and well-being of countless innocent people. When you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity.”
Trump confronted China for their exploitation of the United States during the ongoing trade-war.
“For decades, the international trading system has been easily exploited by nations acting in very bad faith,” he said. “As jobs were outsourced, a small handful grew wealthy at the expense of the middle class,” said Trump.
Joe Biden, who delivered his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 20, did not confront China once in his 33 minute speech. Instead, Biden focused his speech on climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Biden stated that the world will “suffer the consequences of our failure if we do not come together to address the urgent threats like COVID-19 and climate change.”
Biden promised that the United States would spend $100 billion to “support climate action in developing nations,” and allocate $15 billion for global response efforts against Covid-19.
Biden addressed his pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, stating that he is “opening a new era of relentless diplomacy,” and that he is “lifting people up around the world.”
However, Biden’s botched pullout from Afghanistan has not lifted anyone from oppression or strengthened diplomacy. Afghan females have been prevented from going to work and school. Over 20 civilians have been reportedly killed by the Taliban. Christians are hiding for their lives from the Taliban in fear of being tortured and killed.
Biden also expressed his desire to enter back into the Iran Nuclear Deal with Iran that Iran failed to follow under President Barack Obama. President Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018.