President Trump’s Disgraceful Day At The United Nations
Today, President Trump continued to cede America’s global leadership. Heading into the first day of this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), questions swirled around Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election by investigating Joe Biden and his son. Trump made some news when it comes to that, but first, let’s talk about the most important topic of day one of UNGA: the UN Climate Summit.
Fresh off the global climate strike on Friday, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a fiery speech calling on leaders around the world to address climate change.
“You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is,” teen climate activist Greta Thunberg tells world leaders at #UNGA. “You are failing us, but young people are starting to understand your betrayal.”
— ABC News (@ABC) September 23, 2019
After her speech, there was a priceless moment caught of her staring down Trump.
Greta Thunberg’s glare at Donald Trump is giving me the energy to get through this Monday pic.twitter.com/xdM0rdI2ln
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) September 23, 2019
President Trump showed up at the Climate Summit, but for only 14 minutes, according to the White House press pool.
After about 10 minutes in the Climate Summit, Pres Trump departs. He soon hosts a Conference on Religious Freedom. pic.twitter.com/K1crSbAYQN
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 23, 2019
14 minutes of attention is what the President of the United States spent on the biggest existential threat humanity faces. This matches his record. President Trump has called climate change a hoax, left the Paris Climate Accord, and rolled back countless environmental regulations.
As we’ve seen with the man-made fires in the Amazon rainforest, humans contribute to climate change in profound ways. We are rapidly approaching climate tipping points and unless significant action is taken, there will be irreparable damage done to our planet and life on Earth as we know it.Looking to make a difference? Consider signing one of these petitions:
As Rantt has previously reported, climate change will alter every level of our existence. We’ll see rising sea levels, massive floods, stronger hurricanes, heat waves, droughts, poisoned food, an increase in terrorism, mass extinctions, the list goes on. In 2016, the first mammal went extinct due to climate change. If these warming trends continue at the rate they are currently trending, large regions like North Africa and the Middle East could become uninhabitable by the end of this century, creating an unprecedented migration crisis.
Aside from President Trump’s disregard for climate change, Trump continued to spread his lies about Joe Biden and essentially admitted to the quid pro quo (withholding military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden).
Trump again basically cops to asking Ukraine about Biden: “We’re supporting a country. We want to make sure that country is honest…it’s very important to talk about corruption. if you don’t talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?” pic.twitter.com/u2zlloPl1X
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 23, 2019
And finally, there was a disgusting moment during Trump’s meeting with the Polish President.
Trump just said Joe Biden would get the “electric chair” if he was a Republican, even though there is no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Biden.
He then called journalists in the room “crooked as hell.”
— Rantt Media (@RanttMedia) September 23, 2019
The fact the President is speaking like this at all, let alone at the United Nations, is objectively depraved. This is authoritarian rhetoric unbecoming of a President. Tomorrow, Trump is set to address the United Nations and is reportedly going to “affirm America’s leadership role” and “underscore that America is a positive alternative to authoritarianism…”
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