Thursday, September 27, 2018

Trump's UN Speech

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Following President Trump's speech to the United Nations Tuesday, NBC's "news" channel reported, "The world is laughing at the President of the United States and Donald Trump's America has become the butt of a big joke."

Most all other media echoed that message---But not all.

Yes, there was laughter, but once again, the media narrative is very misleading. Or misinformed.

You should know what really happened.

And: This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey-Ford. I'll be talking about both these issues on our live radio program this morning.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski mocked President Trump following his speech earlier this week at the United Nations.

Laughter in the world assembly.

Brzezinski said, "I just want everyone to stop for a second and get reaction to the sound bite you just saw and the laughter you just heard."

"The world is laughing at the President of the United States and Donald Trump's America has become the butt of a big joke."

She's right. They did laugh. However, no matter how much she wants them to be mocking the president, that's not exactly what was happening. She wasn't there.

Our UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was there.

When Nikki heard this story winding its way through the gleeful media, she too laughed.

Nikki told the Washington Times, "The laughs during the president's speech was not disrespectful---but rather awe at his undiplomatic honesty."

She said, "They love how honest he is and it is not diplomatic and they find that funny. He is very truthful [and] they were kind of taken back by it."

She said the leaders of the world actually have a new kind of respect for the U.S.

"All day yesterday," she said "they were falling over themselves to get a picture with him, to talk about how great his speech was"...and "whether he said good things about them or not, they love that he is honest with them."

Yeah, honesty... what a concept. While honesty is laughable to many in the world, there are some who try to tell it like it is. Our media---and too many of our politicians---are usually not among that group of people.

Haley said, "They've never seen anything like it and so there is a respect there."

With the media fixated on the laughter, most of them didn't bother to report what the president actually said.

What the president actually said to cause such respect.

President Trump delivered a sharp rebuke to globalism while touting the virtues of America First, during his highly-anticipated address before the United Nations General Assembly.

Speaking in triumphal terms, he approached the address as an annual report to the world on his country's progress since his inauguration.

The president said he has, during his administration, turned the economy around, made the military "more powerful than it has ever been before" and asserted that in "less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

Some of the laughter may have also been a nervous laugh.

He said: "We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism."

I'm pretty sure some of the laughter was caused by nervousness.

He also said:
"Virtually everywhere socialism or communism has been tried, it has produced suffering, corruption and decay. Socialism's thirst for power leads to expansion, incursion and oppression."
"As far as America is concerned," he said, "the ICC (International Criminal Court to the Human Rights Council) has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy and no authority."

Trump said the U.S. rejects "global governance, control and domination" and "honors the right of every nation to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions," adding that it "will never tell other nations how to live, work, or worship," asking that the world "honor our sovereignty in return."

The conservatives weren't laughing, but they were sure smiling from ear to ear.

Mark Levine tweeted:
South Korea President Moon Jae-in told the press he "trusts" President Trump.

Count me in the smiling group.

On the surface, the press keeps the chaos and confusion center stage. They misinform and mislead. They support the Left, while seeking to undermine conservatives and Judeo-Christian values. We've seen it in the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and at the UN earlier this week.

We'll certainly see more of it today in the testimonies before the Senate Committee.

I know many of you who read this Faith and Freedom Daily article love our country.

I also know you struggle with what is happening---"the news," as we call it.

And I also know that often, in addition to what's happening in our culture, there are trials and difficulties in our own personal lives. And sometimes it's almost more than we can carry.

Over the years, the late Andre Crouch and I became good friends. He wrote and sang a lot of songs that touched millions of people.

This is a YouTube video of Andre singing, "Through it All," at a Billy Graham crusade in the 1970s.

God has not changed, nor will He.

Through all this, stand firm in the faith. Don't lose heart. Don't be fearful, and don't grow weary in well doing.

God is in control.

"He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might, He increases strength" (Isaiah 40:29).

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.