President Trump’s terrible performance at United Nations

President Trump's terrible performance at United Nations

United States President Donald Trump’s performance at United Nations General Assembly 2018 was not stellar.

On Tuesday, September 25, the United Nations General Assembly began as part of a seven-to-nine day assembly that ended on Monday, October 1.

That day, Trump began by claiming, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished almost more than any other administration in the history of our country,” which then led to laughter amongst the world leaders present.

While it is true that Trump did communicate with many world leaders, he used Twitter as his punching bag, and lowered unemployment rates in the nation (amongst other things) as stated by ABC News. Trump boasting for himself has not done well for him.

His arrogance can be seen in full blow, thinking he can say he has remotely come close to influential presidents before his time, such as Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, or even more recent figures like Franklin Delano Roosevelt. However, none of these previous presidents were mentioned in his speech on Tuesday.

How much progress has the United States made as a nation? As a country, there are more and more crimes, shootings, and drug epidemics. In addition, according to the Washington Post, Trump has signed only a handful of major laws within the past two years. That’s not even the worst part, though.

The next day, Wednesday, September 26, Trump made a different statement, saying, “Regrettably, we found that China is attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration. They do not want me, or us, to win, because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade. And we are winning on trade, we are winning at every level.”

With little evidence to back it up and any real evidence seemingly classified, it is a hard case to know what exactly is going on. While it could be possible, calling a country out at UN is not always the best option. Trump lacks all the professionalism other world leaders have, making him a target that isn’t always taken seriously.

As if that wasn’t enough, on Monday, October 1, a policy Trump made halting visas for foreign officials, diplomats, and U.N. employees who are same-sex partners came into effect, stating that these individuals had to get opposite-sex marriages or leave the United States by the end of the year.

While this policy may be limited to the three groups mentioned, if federal officials decide to expand this policy to other groups, there will be more backlash as the policy will seem ever more unfair. No matter what one’s stance is on same-sex marriage, this policy is just another nail in the coffin with Trump’s presidency.