Prior to President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the president’s speech would “slap” those who needed a slap and “hug” those who deserved a hug.
In front of the historic global body, Trump didn’t fail to meet the expectations set by Haley’s remarks, and did indeed dole out a verbal “slap” to both North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran, while simultaneously giving our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel, a long-overdue “hug” in front of the rest of the world.
According to a transcript of Trump’s speech put together by CNN, the president demanded more be done to press North Korea to denuclearize. Then, he set his sights on Iran and delivered a verbal tongue-lashing for all to see, one that drew smiles from the Israeli delegation and frowns from the Iranians and Syrians.
“It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room,” Trump declared.
Trump spoke of the “corrupt” nature of the Iranian government and their “false” democracy, noting that it was the Iranian people and their economy that have suffered the most. “Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors.”