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21 September 2017 - Trump's Speech at the U.N.

Donald Trump 'Rocket Man' Speech Takes Risks with 'Junior High School' Insults, Expert Says
Celeste Katz (Newsweek, 20/09/2017)

The U.S. faces an existential threat from the other side of the globe in the form of an authoritarian, communist government armed with weapons of mass destruction. The leader of the free world must take a stand.

The year was 1987...and 2017.

Former President Ronald Reagan delivered his famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech in Berlin 30 years ago. At the time, it wasn’t necessarily big news. Some even dismissed it as overblown, a bit of rhetorical showboating. In retrospect, though, it ended up encapsulating Reagan’s much-vaunted challenge to the “Evil Empire”—the Soviet Union.

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Insults
 
North Korea: Trump's UN speech amounted to 'the sound of a dog barking'
Joshua Berlinger (CNN, 21/09/2017)
 
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Wednesday US President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the hermit kingdom sounded like "a dog barking."

"If he was thinking he could scare us with the sound of a dog barking, that's really a dog dream," Ri, who is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, told reporters in front of his hotel in New York.


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Divisive Speech

The Bubble: The left and right saw two dramatically different Trump U.N. speeches
William Cummings (USA Today, 20/09/2017)

This week, the media divide was illustrated by the starkly different reactions from liberal and conservative commentators to President Trump's address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Right-leaning pundits thought Trump hit a nationalist home run by condemning an ineffectual U.N. and pledging to defend U.S. national security. Left-leaning commentators, on the other hand, saw an unhinged madman willing to start a nuclear war.

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Transcript

Full text: Trump's 2017 U.N. speech transcript
Politica Staff (Politico, 19/09/2017)
 
Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates: Welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world.

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