Yeah, that was great, I agree.
But did you actually listen to what he said?
Courtesy of the New York Daily News:
Once the laughter subsided, Trump barreled through a sharply worded General Assembly address in which he espoused what ex-State Department officials saw as a wish to isolate the U.S. from its allies while giving a pass to its adversaries, pushing “patriotism” over “globalism” and “sovereignty” above all.
“He is accepting the Putin view of the world,” said Daniel Fried, who served in a variety of senior diplomatic positions in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.
In his speech, Trump repeatedly took aim at the diplomatic body he addressed, vowing that the U.S. will never “surrender” to such an “unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy.”
On the flipside, Trump advocated for a sweeping view of “sovereignty” for all nations. World leaders should keep out of each other’s business, Trump suggested, so they can “make their countries great again.”
Fried, who most recently served as the sanctions policy coordinator under President Barack Obama, told the Daily News that such comments run counter to American policy traditions that have been in place since the UN was established in the wake of World War II.
“There is nothing patriotic about diminishing America and turning us into just another grasping, greedy power, like the ones we rejected when America came of age and we realized we had a shot of remaking the world,” Fried said. “It’s unpatriotic.”
The approach championed by Trump, Fried continued, is music to the ears of autocrats like Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
“It’s essentially accepting their worldview,” Fried said.
Now when I watched this speech on Tuesday I had completely missed the statement which inspired the laughter but sat slack-jawed at everything that came after.
When I saw the tweets which included Trump’s ridiculous statement and the laughter that followed I was of course compelled to share it, but I did not forget what followed.
For those who perhaps missed it, here is that speech in full.
Yeah, now do you understand?
In that speech, Trump trots our conspiracy theories, nationalistic rhetoric, and a plethora of outright lies.
And he did this in front of the entire world.
Which reminds us once again, that yes he is a buffoon, but he is a very, very dangerous buffoon.
Update: I was not expecting this, but I’m not surprised by it.
Watch: Trump’s Speech To The United Nations Might Have Been His Best Yet https://t.co/nsUcHKHBh9
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) September 27, 2018
It’s like these people live in an alternative universe.