JLH has compiled and translated a set of headlines from the German-language press reacting to yesterday’s speech at the United Nations by President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump Threatens North Korea with Total Destruction
The US President spoke before the UN and his speech was a singular plea for nationalism in accord with his motto, “America first.” This focus did not, however, prevent Donald Trump from making dire threats against North Korea.
Trump at the UN
America, America, and then the rest of the world
In his first speech at the UN, US President Donald Trump threatens North Korea, condemns Iran and praises himself. Nonetheless, his appearance is the most conclusive one thus far, and that includes various broken taboos.
Trump before the UN
No power that wants to lead morally can talk like that
With his first speech to the UN, Donald Trump dashed all hopes that he might be tamable. His threats against North Korea are beyond measure and dangerous. And so the world stumbles on from crisis to crisis.
US president at the UN
Another Trump is heard from
In his first speech at the UN, the US president attacked “rogue states” from North Korea to Iran to Venezuela. But he also struck other notes. His speechwriter is responsible for that.
Trump’s UN Speech
Fiery words and fatal misconceptions
Donald Trump emphasizes the significance of “sovereign national states” and speaks against North Korea. UN General Secretary Guterres urges unity — with a dig at the US president.
US expert analyzes Trump’s UN speech
“That will not intimidate Kim”
US President Donald Trump’s debut at the UN, where he spoke of the “total destruction” of North Korea,” was not well-received.
1. Devin Hayes Ellis, director of the think tank “ICONS”
The new Trump Doctrine could do serious damage to America’s interests
The American president’s declaration of war against North Korea caused excitement. What is more important is his foreign policy concept. It has serious weaknesses.
“Rocket man” on “suicide mission”
Trump threatens Kim with “total destruction”
Before Donald Trump, no politician has voiced such blatant threats before the UN.
Trump threatens total destruction of North Korea
The North Korean delegation is sitting in the front row at the UN General Assembly when the US president threatens North Korea with “total destruction”
Why Donald Trump makes the UN small and not big
The US president has discovered the UN as a forum he uses when it serves his interests. In New York, he ignored everything else.
Trump’s UN speech summed up: broadsides and threats
The US president threatens North Korea, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Cuba. But why?
Reactions to Trump
“Most courageous speech in 30 years” — “Declaration of war”
Tuesday, 193 heads of state and foreign ministers were sitting in UN headquarters in New York, when US President Donald Trump hauled off and gave his big foreign policy speech. The threats against “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un and the emphasis on “America First” policy were overwhelmingly criticized internationally. Only Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “the most courageous speech in 30 years.”
Trump repeats “America First” creed in first UN speech
In his first speech to the UN, US President Donald Trump repeats his intention to direct US foreign policy to protect American interests. “As president of the United States, I will always put America’s interest first.”
Speech at the UN
Trump sees the world “at a crossroads”
The parallels (with Bush 43 and Clinton) are apparent, but Donald Trump is working with a completely different concept of foreign policy. It is no longer about telling other governments how to take care of their affairs, nor about regime change or military interventions, says one of the most important advisers in the White House, it’s about results-oriented US foreign policy with just one goal — “America First.”