Making America grate: there's nothing funny about Trump's speech

01 October 2018 - 08:00
For someone speaking at a body that encourages multilateralism, US President Donald Trump was all about how he had withdrawn from international compacts.
For someone speaking at a body that encourages multilateralism, US President Donald Trump was all about how he had withdrawn from international compacts.
Image: MIKE THEILER

In the incredibly fast-moving global news cycle we have now become used to last Tuesday’s events feel like something that happened a decade ago.

Yet the significance of US President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly cannot be under-estimated. It will reverberate for years to come.

It did not start well.

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