Did Trump Just Announce a New ‘Aid War’ With China at the U.N.?

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 25, 2018 (Photo by Anthony Behar for Sipa USA via AP).
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 25, 2018 (Photo by Anthony Behar for Sipa USA via AP).

Was Donald Trump nasty or nice at the United Nations last week? The answer may depend on whether you listened to his comments from Beijing or Tehran. Diplomatic observers expected the American president to look tough at the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. Many predicted that he would strike an especially aggressive tone toward Iran. He didn’t disappoint them, using his U.N. appearance to celebrate his withdrawal from the “horrible” Iranian nuclear deal and attack Tehran’s “agenda of aggression and expansion” in the Middle East. Yet there was something formulaic about his rhetoric, and he made no startlingly […]

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