Donald Trump’s United Nations General Assembly speech and press conference with the Colombian President did not fail to disappoint onlookers interested in global and US domestic politics.
As Trump went to the UN, the world saw two very different sides of the US President. The disengaged foreign policy side of Trump and the domestic policy brawler.
RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou break down, what was a historic appearance, at the United Nations by US President Donald Trump.
We start with Trump’s UN General Assembly speech where, according to RT, US President Donald Trump prompted unexpected laughs from world leaders when he told the United Nations General Assembly that the American economy is “booming like never before”.
Trump said that he had accomplished more in two years than any administration ever had, but was surprised when the boast was met with laughter from other leaders in the room.
“I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” he said in response.
Trump went on to say that the US is now “stronger, safer and richer” than when he took office in January 2017 and said that his administration is “standing up for America” and “standing up for the world”.
It’s not fully clear whether Trump’s statement or his reaction to an alleged cry from the audience in response to his words sent the leaders into laughter.
Later in his speech, Trump elicited more laughter from the audience after he warned that Germany could become “totally dependent on Russian energy” if it does not “immediately change course”.
The camera quickly shifted to show the German delegation laughing at the suggestion.
— RT (@RT_com) September 25, 2018
Trump: Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course
— RT (@RT_com) September 25, 2018
After his GA speech, the US President showed his street fighter instinct when a press conference with the Colombian President turned into a spirited defense of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Via The Hill…
US President Trump on Tuesday went after the second woman who has come forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, suggesting she lacks credibility in part because she was intoxicated during the alleged incident.
Deborah Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself and thrust his genitals in her face at a college party during their freshman year at Yale in the 1980s. She acknowledged in her account to The New Yorker that she had been drinking prior to the alleged incident, and had gaps in her memory of the event.
“The second accuser has nothing,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with the Colombian president at the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
“She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. She admits that she was drunk. She admits that there are time lapses,” the president said.
Trump claimed that allegations from Ramirez and Christine Blasey Ford are part of a “con game” by Democrats against his Supreme Court nominee.
“I can tell you that false accusations of all types are made against a lot of people,” the president added. “This is a high-quality person and I certainly hope — it would be a horrible insult to our country if this doesn’t happen. And it would be a horrible horrible thing for future political people, judges … it cannot be allowed to happen.”
Trump, motioning to Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez, suggested that other countries are looking on with disbelief about the chaos surrounding Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“You, as watching this, as the president of a great country, Colombia, you must say, ‘How is this possible?’ ” Trump said.
Dismissing new allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, Pres. Trump says Democrats are playing "a con game."
— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2018