President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday about trade, democracy and more during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Trump started his speech by pushing his "America First" agenda, telling the global body of world leaders "the future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots."
"The truth is plain to see, if you want freedom, take pride in your country," Trump said. "And if you want peace, love your nation."
"Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first. 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," Trump said.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Thank you very much, Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, distinguished delegates, ambassadors, and world leaders. Seven decades of history have passed through this whole in all of their richness and drama.
Where I stand, the world has heard from presidents and premiers at the height of the Cold War. We have seen the foundation of nations. We have seen the ringleaders of revolution. We have beheld the saints who inspired us with hope, rebels who stirred us with passion, and heroes who embolden us with courage, all here to share plans, proposals, visions, and ideas on the world's biggest stage.
Like those who met us before, our time is one of great contests, high-stakes, and clear choices. The essential divide that runs all around the world and throughout history is once again thrown into stark relief. It is the divide between those whose thirst for control deludes them into thinking they are destined to rule over others and those people and nations who want only to rule themselves.
I have the immense privilege of addressing you today as the elected leader of a nation that prizes liberty, independence, and self-government above all. The United States, after having spent over $2.5 trillion since my election to completely rebuild our great military, is also by far the world's most powerful nation. Hopefully, it will never have to use this power.
Americans know that in a world where others see conquest and domination, our nation must be strong in wealth, and might, and in spirit. That is why the United States vigorously defends the traditions and customs that have made us who we are.
Like my beloved country, each nation represented in this hall has a cherished history, culture, and heritage that is worth defending and celebrating, and which gives us our singular potential and strength. The free world must embrace its national foundations. It must not attempt to erase them or replace them.
Looking around and all over this large, magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see. 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 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.
Watch the rest of Trump's speech below:
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