The US President may have people working for him quietly shaking their heads and whispering about him….
Other world leaders have spoken outlaid against Donald Trump’s ‘go it alone’ foreign policy….
For the second day in a row?
He gets dissed infant a world audience…
As President Donald Trump sat stone-faced at the head of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, the criticisms of his foreign policy rolled in overtly and obliquely.
France warned that dealing with Iran couldn’t just be about “sanctions and containment,” a clear rebuke of Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in favor of an attempt to isolate the country through new economic penalties.
Equatorial Guinea said nations too wedded to “sovereignty” could undermine the welfare of the international community, a likely reference to Trump’s sovereignty-focused speech Wednesday before the entire U.N. body.
And then there was Bolivia, which brought up the U.S. role in Iran’s 1953 coup at the start of fusillade of criticisms that painted an America as too quick to turn to war instead of diplomacy.
“The United States could not care less about human rights or justice,” Bolivian President Evo Morales said, just steps away from the U.S. president.
The verbal slams were predictable: There is widespread unease at the U.N. with Trump’s “America first” outlook, and in particular his aggressive stance on Iran.
But Wednesday’s spectacle was nonetheless striking, as it involved international leaders confronting the U.S. commander in chief in person with the world watching.
The admonishments were also levied during Trump’s first time chairing a U.N. Security Council meeting; this one was held during the main week of the annual U.N. General Assembly….
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