On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump addressed the entire body of foreign dignitaries at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. He urged leaders to invest in the strength of their own countries and pursue policies that increase stability and prosperity for their citizens, but to unite in opposition to common threats and “work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil, and terror.” Read the full speech.
The White House is coordinating with FEMA and other agencies to monitor and provide support for those affected by Hurricane Maria. Earlier this week, the President approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico and ordered Federal assistance to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Maria.
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President Trump’s First Speech to the U.N.
In President Trump’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly he called for allies across the world to work together to meet the many challenges we face.
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The United Nations General Assembly in Photos
President Trump is leading the United States’ delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and will continue meeting with world leaders today and tomorrow.
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Outlining an America First Foreign Policy
President Trump outlined the Administration’s foreign policy of “Principled Realism,” a strategy of acting in America’s national interest and in accordance with our values. The President emphasized that America First does not mean America Alone saying, “Our foreign policy calls for a direct, robust, and meaningful engagement with the world. It is American leadership based on vital security interests that we share with our allies all across the globe.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | September 19, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
POTUS AND VP TODAY
President Trump remains in New York for the third day of the United Nations General Assembly. This morning, the President joins leaders from Jordan and the Palestinian Authority for expanded bilateral meetings. The President will then participate in a working lunch with African leaders. First Lady Melania Trump will also host a luncheon in the early afternoon. President Trump will spend the afternoon participating in additional expanded bilateral meetings with leaders from the United Kingdom and Egypt.
Vice President Mike Pence, also in New York for UNGA, will participate in the Security Council Meeting on Peacekeeping Reform this morning. Watch the Vice President’s speech. He will join the President for bilateral meetings in the afternoon.
On Thursday, President Trump will participate in more bilateral meetings with world leaders.