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“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” President Trump declared in reference to Kim Jong-un in his speech to the United Nations.
He went on to say, “The scourge of our planet today is a group of rogue regimes that reject every principle on which the United Nations is based. If the righteous men do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph.” He was sure to include that some parts of the world “are going to hell.”
North Korea, however, was not the only government singled out by Trump. Without saying its name, he scolded China by expressing disapproval of countries who “would arm, supply, and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict.”
Next on his list of condemnations was the Iran deal, which he insisted was an “embarrassment” to the United States and one of the “worst and one-sided” agreements in U.S. history.
President Trump was well-received by Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who applauded Trump’s statements on the Iran deal.
Other members of the United Nations, such as France’s President Emmanuel Macron, were not so pleased with Trump’s message of violence. After Trump spoke, Macron said, “France rejects escalation and will not close any door to dialogue . . . I fully respect the decision of the United States, but the door will always be open.”