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Jackson Holly:

The Big Question as the U.N. Gathers:
What to Make of Trump?
PETER BAKER - SEPT. 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Every year, the president heads to New York to welcome world leaders to the United Nations General Assembly. He gives a speech and meets with an endless string of foreign potentates to discuss a dizzying array of complicated, often intractable issues.

The days are “kind of like speed dating from hell,” as one analyst put it, and the evenings are “the world’s most tedious cocktail party.” In other words, not exactly President Trump’s favored format.

But when Mr. Trump attends the first United Nations session of his presidency this coming week, all eyes will be on him as counterparts from around the globe crane their necks and slide through the crowd to snatch a handshake — and, in the process, try to figure out this most unusual of American leaders.

“The world is still trying to take the measure of this president,” said Jon B. Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and author of the speed-dating analogy. “For a number of leaders, this is going to be their first chance to see him, to judge him, to try to get on his good side.”

--- Quote ---In some places, there has been an instinct to dismiss Mr. Trump as a bombastic, Twitter-obsessed political and diplomatic neophyte. “But the fact is you can’t write off the American president,” Mr. Alterman said.
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Jackson Holly:
... another day, another BOLSHEVIK street demonstration:

Refuse Fascism Protesters To Demonstrate
Against Trump At U.N. General Assembly
KERRY PICKET - 09/16/2017

NEW YORK—An anti-Trump organization announced plans Saturday night
for a resistance protest against President Donald Trump when he
addresses the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

Refuse Fascism told its supporters in a mass e-mail:

As Donald Trump continues to threaten ‘fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen before’ on North Korea, while standing by his comments defending white supremacists in Charlottesville, his speech to the U.N. is certain to be the speech of an absolute fascist, moving to consolidate power. This must be met with MASS resistance. Stay tuned for more details.

The e-mail adds, “In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept
a fascist America. Drive out the Trump/Pence regime!”

Refuse Fascism recently organized protests outside of UC-Berkeley, when conservative speaker Ben Shapiro delivered remarks Friday as well as protests outside of Trump Tower when the president first returned to his residence since being inaugurated into office.


Jackson Holly:

... Mr. Trump Goes to the UN:

Jackson Holly:



Jackson Holly:

... DJT address today ... GIVE EM HELL, DONALD!

Trump to Defend ‘America First,’ Emphasize
Importance of Sovereignty in U.N. Speech
ADAM SHAW - 18 Sep 2017

President Trump is expected to go global with his campaign cry of “America First” in his address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, in which he will emphasize the importance of national sovereignty as the basis for mutual international cooperation, a senior White House official said Monday.

Such a speech would mark a return by Trump to the foreign policy outlook that helped him blitz the Republican presidential primaries and win the White House in November. The Trump administration has been making nods towards a more globalist foreign policy in recent weeks, with an increased presence in Afghanistan and with administration officials appearing to wobble on the U.S. exit from the Paris climate deal.

But the official told reporters Monday that his speech will not just defend “America First” but also appeal to sovereignty as the basis for good mutual international cooperation — with Trump set to promote “not a top-down model of global bureaucracy but instead the nation-state as the best vehicle for the elevation of the human condition.”

--- Quote --- ...the White House official said that Trump will use his address to lay out how “America First” does not indicate a withdrawing from international responsibilities, but is, in fact, a rational basis from which countries can then engage in international cooperation.
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