President Donald Trump is making his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week. He addressed world leaders this morning and called for the world to confront the Kim regime and the nuclear threat from North Korea.
Some key quotes from Trump:
- “If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph.”
- “Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens, to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”
- “It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future. … It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior.”
You can read the full transcript of the speech here.
Glenn zeroed in on one crucial quote from Trump’s speech: If the U.S. “is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
Glenn praised Trump’s strong rhetoric and his stand for American sovereignty, but he wondered if Trump’s threats toward North Korea meant he was truly prepared to take on the Kim regime.
“That is either a whole lot of bravado or this situation is on the verge of spiraling out of control,” Glenn said.