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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Fox News Cuts UN Delegates Laughing At Trump

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

In the world of Fox News, President Donald Trump is always winning, and the only people to oppose him are sore-loser Democrats. But to maintain this fantasy, the people at Fox — which still pretends to be an objective news outlet — often have to omit key facts or even manipulate reality in order to hide the president’s obvious failings.

A startling example of this muddying of the waters was on display Tuesday on the Fox News Twitter account, which is followed by more than 18 million people.

As is typical, Fox News tweeted out clips of Trump’s speech Tuesday morning to the United Nations General Assembly.…

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Undermining The UN Is Trump Policy

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

President Donald Trump has frequently scorned the United Nations, leaving his pragmatic UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to smooth over the rough spots as he rejected policies identified with his cerebral predecessor, Barack Obama.

The United Nations is made up of a lot of foreigners (and that’s the point); yet, Trump has stressed “America First” to the UN General Assembly, the world’s primary multilateral forum, most recently in September. This prompted Sweden’s foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, to comment: “This was a bombastic nationalistic speech. It must have been decades since one heard a speech like that in the UN General Assembly.”

Despite constant talk of bankrupting the United Nations, especially for peacekeeping, Nikki Haley made sure there was no “slash and burn” action—yet.…

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