President Donald Trump will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday morning.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates of his speech. All times eastern.
10:50 AM: Immediately on CNN, Jim Acosta’s first reaction to Trump’s speech, on cue, is that it was “low-energy.”
10:47 AM: Trump asks leaders to lift up their nations, cherish their culture, honor their history, treasure their citizens, and honor the dignity of their people. Trump says this will lead to more harmony among nations than ever before.
10:45 AM: On religious freedom, Trump says 80% of the world live where religious freedom is threatened and America will never tire in defending it.
Trump says America will also always defend “innocent life.” He says there is no circumstance under which the United States will allow international actors to trample on the rights of its citizens, including the right to self-defense. He says the UN Arms Treaty will threaten the liberty of its citizens and that’s why he’ll ever ratify it. He says America’s core rights were inscribed in its founding documents.
Trump: ‘Global Bureaucrats Have Absolutely No Business Attacking’ Nations for Being Pro-Life:
Trump says tyranny advances under many names and theories but it always comes down to the theory of domination–protecting the privileges of the few.
10:42 AM: Trump now says he is working with other nations to stop decriminalizing homosexuality and championing the role of women in societies because nations that empower women are much wealthier, safer, and much more politically stable. He says it is vital to a nation’s prosperity and security to pursue women’s empowerment.
10:41 AM: Trump says a small number of social media companies censor and the permanent political class is openly defiant of the will of the people and the “faceless bureaucracy” operates in secret and undermine democracy.
Trump: ‘A Free Society Cannot Allow Social Media Giants to Silence’ Free Speech
He says the media and academic institutions engage in flat-out assaults on the country’s history/traditions.
He says a free society cannot allow social media giants to silence the voice of the people.
10:38: AM: Trump calls Maduro a “Cuban puppet.” He tells Venezuelans that all America is behind them and is watching the situation closely. He calls the specter of socialism a wrecker of nations and destroyer of societies. He says socialism is not about justice and is about power. He says America will never be a Socialist country. Trump rips totalitarian ideologies that, combined with modern technology, can lead to new forms of domination. Trump says freedom and democracy must be guarded from threats abroad and from within. He says even in free nations, we see alarming new challenges to liberty.
Trump Reminds U.N.: Socialism, Communism Killed 100 Million Last Century
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) September 24, 2019
10:32 AM: Trump now talking about illegal immigration that is unsafe and unsustainable for everyone involved. He talks about “depleted countries” and human capital going to waste while receiving countries are overburdened with migrants who are also assaulted and abused by vicious coyotes. He says a third of women making the trek north are sexually assaulted.
He says radical activists and non-government organizations promote human trafficking to erase national borders. He says the policies of open-borders activists (who claim to be promoting “social justice”) “are not just” and “cruel and evil.” He says they are undermining human rights and human dignity. He says every nation has the right to protect its borders.
Trump to Open Borders Activists: ‘Your Policies Are Cruel and Evil’:
Trump thanks Mexico for showing America “great respect” in helping America deal with the migrant crisis on the Southern border. Trump says so long as he is president, migrants will not be released into the United States.
10:30 AM: Trump says he has told Kim Jong Un that his country, like Iran, is full of “untapped potential,” but he has to denuclearize for his country to realize it. He says America’s goal is “harmony” and not “endless wars.”
10:25 AM: Trump now talking about Iran, blaming it for wars in Syria and Yemen while sponsoring terrorism. Trump says he withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. He says the deal did not cover ballistic missiles and overlooked key nuclear sites. Trump says Iran has “escalated its violent and unprovoked” aggression to free itself from sanctions. He blames Iran for the Saudi Arabia oil attacks and he says no government should subsidize Iran’s “bloodlust ” and sanctions will continue to be tightened as long as Iran continues its behavior.
In his UN speech, President Trump warned Iran he would tighten sanctions if the country continues provocative behavior in the Middle East.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) September 24, 2019
Trump says the world has listened to Iran’s leaders lash out at everyone else for 40 years for the problems they created. He talks about the country’s religious “Death to America” chants and antisemitism.
Trump says it is time for Iran’s leaders to stop threatening other countries and start building up its own country and put the Iranian people first.
10:24 AM: Trump now discusses Hong Kong and says “how China chooses to handle the situation will say a great deal about its role in the world in the future.” He says America doesn’t seek conflict with any other nation and says he expect President Xi to be a great leader.
“I will not accept a bad deal for the American people.” At the UN General Assembly, Trump says that he is closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong as he negotiates a trade deal with China. https://t.co/DHIvqGe9T7 pic.twitter.com/UDIFHcqRJK
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 24, 2019
10:22 AM: Trump says when China joined the WTO, the so-called experts said it would “compel China to liberalize its economy.” He says “this theory has been tested and been proven completely wrong” because China has embraced an economic model dependent on market barriers, subsidies, product dumping, theft of intellectual property, forced technology transfers.
Trump on China Trade Negotiation: ‘I Will Not Accept a Bad Deal for the American People’
China says the WTO needs “drastic change” because the second largest economy in the world should not be able to call itself a developing nation to exploit the system.
Trump says “globalism exerted a religious pull” over past leaders.
WATCH: President Trumps touts nationalism during his United Nations General Assembly speech. "The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots." https://t.co/LOlwhKc8Ve #UNGA pic.twitter.com/jSqlpDRxnx
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 24, 2019
“As far as America is concerned, those days are over,” Trump says, now discussing tariffs.
10:19 AM: Trump says he wants to rewrite the rules of international trade and to seek balanced trade that is “fair and reciprocal” to end economic injustices. Trump says the international trade system has been “exploited” by nations acting in bad faith. He says jobs were exported and the middle class was decimated.
10:18 AM: Trump touts the country’s booming economy and record-low unemployment rates for Hispanic, Black, and Asian Americans. He says he is rebuilding the unrivaled might of the American military while asking countries to pay their fair for defense.
10: 17 AM: Trump: “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots.” He adds that it belongs to sovereign nations. He says that is why the United States has embarked on a program of “national renewal.”
Trump to the UN: ‘The Future Does Not Belong to Globalists. The Future Belongs to Patriots.’
10:16 AM: Trump says the free world must embrace its national foundations and not erase them. Trump: “If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation.”
Pres. Trump at UNGA: "If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation." https://t.co/UbNFKS1F56 pic.twitter.com/3eOeAl6YBR
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 24, 2019
10:15 AM: Trump is now addressing the General Assembly. Trump says the essential divide is the divide between those who thirst for control and those people and nations who only want to rule themselves. He says America prizes liberty, independence, and self-governance above all.
Trump says America is, by far, the world’s most powerful nation and hopefully will never have to use its power. He says America knows that America must be strong in wealth, might, and spirit in a world where others seek domination.
Trump is scheduled to deliver his speech at 10:15 AM:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 24, 2019
9:45 AM: Addressing reporters at the United Nation, Trump says he is beating Democrats in the polls and the only way they can try to beat him is with impeachment, which Trump calls a “witch hunt.”
Trump, at the UN, on impeachment latest: "I think it's ridiculous. It's a witch hunt. I'm leading in the polls. They have no idea how they stop me. The only way they can try is through impeachment. This has never happened to a president before."
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) September 24, 2019
Donald Trump arrives at the UN, passing by our live position pic.twitter.com/QiIcFien9f
— Steven D'Souza (@cbcsteve) September 24, 2019
The foreign policy establishment despises “Ugly American” Trump. Expect these types of reactions all day from the left:
— Richard Stengel (@stengel) September 24, 2019
Presidential UNGA addresses have often been meaningless exercises in how to string together the most platitudes. But w/Trump they both reveal the state of his deteriorating mental health and the rest of the world's deteriorating respect for him. Count the unintended laugh lines.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) September 24, 2019