Trump Tells UN: Future Belongs to Patriots, Not Globalists
President addresses United Nations: 'If you want freedom, take pride in your country'
US President Donald Trump defended national sovereignty while slamming globalism during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, declaring: "The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots."
President Trump's patriotic words shook the UN to the core as he told other member nations, "If you want freedom, take pride in your country."
Trump took the stage Tuesday morning for his highly anticipated address shortly after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, aka "Tropical Trump," and issued a powerful defense of nationalism.
“Looking around and all over this large, magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see,” Trump told the United Nations.
“If you want freedom, take pride in your country.
"If you want democracy, hold onto your sovereignty.
"And if you want peace, love your nation.
"Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first.”
The president of the United States of America then boldly asserted: “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots.”
Standing before the epicenter of globalism, President Trump UN member states:
“The future does not belong to globalists.
"The future belongs to patriots.
"The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique.
"It is why we in the United States have embarked on an exciting program of national renewal.
"In everything we do, we are focused on empowering the dreams and aspirations of our citizens.”
During his address, President Trump also discussed pro-growth policies, confrontations over allegedly unfair trade, holding Iran accountable, and promoting freedom in socialist countries like Venezuela and Cuba.
He also spoke about stopping illegal immigration, fighting human trafficking, and protecting religious freedom as key principles of his “America First” approach to governance.
The president presented nationalism as an ideology that protects vulnerable citizens from outside threats.
“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,” he said.
“You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women, and children.
"You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives, well-being and countless innocent people.
"When you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity.”
President Trump spoke at length about the trade war with China, blasting the international trade agreements have resulted in unfair outcomes for American citizens - something he is attempting to correct.
In closing his speech, the president called on other world leaders to similarly take care of their own citizens and countries, asserting that “a better world for all humanity begins at home”:
“With God’s help, together we will cast off the enemies of liberty and overcome the oppressors of dignity.
"We will set new standards of living and reach new heights of human achievement. We will rediscover old truths, unravel old mysteries, and make thrilling new breakthroughs, and we will find more beautiful friendship and more harmony among nations than ever before.
"My fellow leaders, the path to peace and progress and freedom and justice and a better world for all humanity begins at home.”