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Here are seven takeaways from the weirdest U.N. speech ever

MiamiHerald / President Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces “great peril” from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat them.

“We meet at a time of immense promise and great peril,” Trump said in his maiden address to more than 150 international delegations at the annual U.N. General Assembly. “It is up to us whether we will lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.”

Unfortunately, a great deal of what he said seemed virtually designed to impair cooperation with America’s objectives.

First, the utter incoherence at the heart of this administration’s foreign policy was summed up in his call for nationalism. “I will always put America first, just like you as the leaders of your countries – and should as the leaders of your countries – put your countries first.”

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