September 25, 2018
To be fair, he recovered rather well.
Donald Trump’s eagerly anticipated address at the United Nations General Assembly today got off to a faltering start when he was laughed at within seconds of beginning his speech.
The US President opened with his oft-repeated line that “in just two years my administration has accomplished more than almost any other administration in the history of our country”, a claim that prompted a ripple of murmurs and guffaws from the diplomats present.
Trump was forced to pause and, to his credit, recovered by saying: “Didn’t expect that reaction but that’s OK.”
The President was addressing a crowd containing 84 heads of state and 44 heads of government.
Shortly after the incident a Trump tweet from 2014 resurfaced in which he said: “We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire world.”
As for the rest of the speech, Trump took aim at Iran, calling it a “corrupt dictatorship” that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad.
“Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump told the annual gathering.
“They do not respect their neighbours or borders or the sovereign rights of nations.”
Trump compared US relations with Iran to what he called improved ties with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, praising him for halting nuclear and missile tests and returning some US remains from the 1950s Korean War.
Trump had called Kim a “rocket man” bent on nuclear destruction in his UN speech last year.
Trump used his speech to call for international trade reforms and insist that his main objective as president is to protect American sovereignty. He called on OPEC to stop raising oil prices and criticised China’s trade practices.
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
'Schitt's Creek' Cast and Comics Surprise Eugene Levy During His Lifetime Achievement Award
August 11, 2020
DysVIh-vzQw
'A Thousand Cuts' Journalist Maria Ressa on Freedom of the Press
August 06, 2020
FEI1t5k1C4w
Jordan Fisher on 'The Big Ticket' with Marc Malkin
August 06, 2020
1ceuwyhbuwc
Indian Matchmaking’s’ Nadia is crushing on this other Netflix star | Page Six Celebrity News
August 12, 2020
7lXTrht4pBY
Rebecca Minkoff shares her favorite clean skincare and makeup products | Page Six Celebrity News
August 12, 2020
kJRcqFs5e7M
Doctors slam critics of Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ song: Don’t shame ‘healthy’ women | Page Six Celebrity News
August 12, 2020
N_bJa1DMT9A
Steve-O Duct Tapes Himself to Hollywood Billboard to Promote Project | TMZ
August 13, 2020
kTtBMDVW9D8
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Buy New California Home | TMZ
August 13, 2020
7YiIVz1bPOs
Anthony Michael Hall Berating Hotel Guests In Pool | TMZ
August 13, 2020
bAyWbbSnwvQ
Chrissy Teigen Is Pregnant With Baby No. 3 | E! News
August 13, 2020
ZQgTf1Szf-M
Colton Underwood Calls Out "Bachelor" Franchise | E! News
August 13, 2020
ejikxQEfYdc
Justin Hartley & Chrishell Stause's Split: New Details | E! News
August 13, 2020
Xz_3fArvKVM
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Roma
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Cagliari
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Lazio
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Roma
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Juventus
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Sampdoria - AC Milan
28
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Napoli
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Norwich City
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Watford
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester United
26
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Sampdoria
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Wolves
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Liverpool
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur
26
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Fiorentina
25
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Sassuolo
25
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Inter Milan
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
-g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.