Trump and Greta Thunberg gave speeches at the UN. Guess who got more media coverage?
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Greta Thunberg — she’s that 16-year-old Swedish girl who looks more like 12 years old. She’s mentally ill — according to her mother, and according to herself, she’s been depressed, she’s been suicidal, she has other problems. I’m not picking on her. I’m not the one pushing her into a media hurricane for my own ends. She’s a puppet of lobbyists and extremists.
But Donald Trump — well, he’s pretty much the opposite of all that.
TONIGHT I'll show you a few clips from Donald Trump’s remarkable speech at the UN — because between the latest impeachment coverage, and the attention the media gave to Greta's speech, I bet didn’t even know he just gave a speech there.
Here are some highlights:
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 on to 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.
Are you jealous yet? That could be us, but we voted for a handsy drama teacher in blackface...
Trump was also honest and blunt about China and trade, something you've never heard before from someone in high office. (Especially not from Justin Trudeau, who says China's "basic dictatorship" is what makes it his "favourite country.")
It’s a 45-minute speech; patriotic and interested in America first — but explaining how such an ideology works for every nation. Standing up to evil around the world — but also holding out an outstretched hand for odious regimes to change.
I think this is the best foreign policy speech I’ve heard a president give.
Which is precisely why the media party gave you short clips of Greta Thunberg instead, isn’t it...?
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