What’s America’s Standing in the World In Wake of Trump’s UN Address?

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On Tuesday, President Trump delivered his second speech to the United Nations.

It was notable for a few reasons. Chief among them — the assembly council laughed at Trump after he said his two years as president have made him one of the most successful presidents in American history. 

It clearly threw him off, and he was surprised. He was taken aback by it,” says Peter Trumbore, professor of political science at Oakland University. Trumbore says the speech itself wasn’t well crafted for the United Nations audience.

His speech writer did him no favors [by writing] standard campaign language.”

Trump also spent much of his speech railing against globalism and migration of any sort, he took a harsh tone toward Iran and Venezuela, and he had a markedly positive shift in tone toward North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, whom he called “Rocket Man” before the council last year.

To hear more from Trumbore on Detroit Today, click on the audio player above.

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