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Trump is speaking to the UN General Assembly, beginning with the lofty scripted language he rarely employs. "The ringleaders of revolution...stark relief..."
Trump is speaking on nationalist themes, as he has before at the UN, saying "the free world must embrace its national foundations" and "must not attempt to erase them or replace them." He says the US "vigorously defends the traditions and customs that have made us who we are."
Trump at the UN: "Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first."
After touting some accurate economic stats, Trump repeats his regular false claim that Asian Americans hit their lowest unemployment rate "last month." It's low, but it was slightly lower in December 2016, under Obama.
Trump touts the USMCA, says he's going to "continue our progress" with Japan, says he stands ready to make a "magnificent" trade deal with the post-Brexit UK.
Trump decries China's admission to the WTO, saying it has not adopted promised reforms and is stealing intellectual property, using massive state subsidies and so on. He cites an example of China allegedly stealing from US company Micron.
Trump criticizes the "religious pull" of "globalism" on past leaders, says those days are over, touts his tariffs on China. "Billions of dollars are being paid to our Treasury," he boasts, declining to mention that they're being paid by American importers and consumers.
Trump says he's closely monitoring what's going on in Hong Kong. "How China chooses to handle the situation will say a great deal about its role in the world in the future. We are all counting on President Xi as a great leader," he says.
Trump is criticizing Iran at length. He touts his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, saying the deal "had very little time remaining." ("Very little" is subjective, but some provisions have decades left before sunset; others are indefinite.)
"While anyone can make war, only the most courageous can choose peace," Trump says in touting his diplomacy with Kim Jong Un.
"One of our most critical challenges is illegal immigration," Trump says. He decries "radical activists" who "encourage illegal migration." Speaking to "open border activists," he says, "Your policies are not just. Your policies are cruel and evil."
Trump has been subdued and soft-spoken throughout, as he sometimes is on the rare occasions when he decides to give speeches in his Presidential persona.
Trump advises people thinking of illegally migrating to the US not to pay coyotes and not to make the journey. "If you make it here, you will not be allowed in," he says.
Trump criticizes the Venezuelan government, saying he awaits the day "when Venezuela will be free and when liberty will prevail throughout this hemisphere." He calls socialism "the wrecker of nations" and "destroyer of societies."
Trump: "Freedom and democracy must constantly be guarded and protected, both abroad and from within...even in free nations, we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty."
Trump decries a "permanent political class" he says is "openly disdainful, dismissive and defiant of the will of the people." He also criticizes social media companies, and criticizes them for their role in "canceling" people. (Not sure he's used that word that way before.)
Trump, speaking to the world, criticizes "media and academic institutions" for pushing an "assault" on history, traditions and values.
Trump, reading the letters somewhat slowly, says he stands in solidarity with LGBTQ people living in countries that "punish, jail or execute" them. He calls for the global decriminalization of homosexuality.
Trump says Americans "will never fire, or tire" of their effort to promote freedom of religion. When he misspeaks, he says "and" or "or" so as to avoid acknowledging that the first word was wrong.
Trump expresses support for "every child, born and unborn" and for the Second Amendment.
Trump has concluded.
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