41 minutes of hell

The Guardian did an “as it happens” of the UN meeting, including Trump’s speech. It’s quite funny in places. Trump starts on page 3.

Trump speaks about protecting the rights given by God, emphasizing the word “God” and pausing before he continues.

“In America, we do not seek to impose our life on anyone,” he says but the US wants to shine as an example.

He says he was elected to give power to the people “where it belongs”.

“As president of the United States” he will always put America first, he says. He gets louder, saying that’s what all countries should do. He gets some claps for that remark.

“He gets louder” – of course he does. It’s all he knows: the pinch, the point, and getting louder.

Trump says the United States will no longer be taken advantage of in deals it makes with other countries.

“Our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom,” he says. They have also fought to defend other countries represented in the room, he says.

“It is an eternal credit to the American character,” that we have fought wars abroad but have not “sought territorial expansion” and not imposed our way of life on other people.

Oh rilly? Mexico could point out that rather large chunk of its territory that we grabbed – you know, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Texas – odds and ends like that. Then there are the indigenous people who were living here when we bounced in and sought territorial expansion like billy-o.

“We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife,” he says.

He says, a few minutes before gloating at the prospect of destroying North Korea.

Trump’s speaks loudly again as he discusses the threat of international terrorism.

He says the US is working with its allies in the Middle East to “crush” terrorists.

“Our country has achieved more against Isis in the last eight months,” says Trump, then it has in the years before combined. It’s unclear what measure he is using for achievement.

He thanks Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for hosting refugees.

“The United States is a compassionate nation,” he says, before launching into a defense of his government’s efforts to reduce the refugee cap in the US.

Yeah that’s the guy. Say something and then say the opposite. Nobody ever taught him what a contradiction is.

Trump briefly winds down his speech to speak about the need to empower “women entrepreneurs,” earning applause, before becoming angry again to talk about the US contributions to the UN.

He says the US carries an “unfair burden” with the resources it provides to the UN.

Trump then attacks Cuba and the government of Venezuela. He says people need to do more to address the situation there.

Nukes, maybe?

Trump speaks about the US middle class, saying they will be “forgotten no more”.

He heralds the importance of patriotism, again emphasizing that countries can only resolve global conflict if they protect themselves and their interests first.

“Now we are calling for a great reawakening of nations,” he says.

“We need to defeat the enemies of humanity and unlock the potential of life itself,” he says.

Trump thanks the audience and concludes, after about 41 minutes and 20 seconds, by saying: “God bless you, God bless the nations of the world, and God bless the United states of America”.

That’s disgusting. He threatens to destroy North Korea while talking about “Rocket Man” and then he goes into full-blown messianic bullshit.

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