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UN Members Laugh After Trump Claims He's Accomplished More Than 'Almost Any Administration In History'
Members of the United Nations laughed during President Donald Trump's speech to the General Assembly after he claimed that his White House had accomplished "almost more than any administration in the history" of the United States.
The non-laugh line and the amusement from the audience that followed knocked Trump off from his prepared text, before he improvised: "So true. Didn't expect that reaction but that's okay."
President Trump at @UN General Assembly: "In less than two years my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country…so true."
[Laughter from audience]
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 25, 2018
Besides that unsettling moment, the president emphasized his "America First" agenda in the roughly 40-minute speech. He mentioned his "tremendous progress" with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, while criticizing Iran as sowing "chaos, death, and destruction" outside its borders.
"We are standing up for America and the American people and we are also standing up for the world," he said.
The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Wednesday as members of U.S. Army Special Forces.
Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, both died in Faryab Province from wounds sustained from small arms fire, the Pentagon said in a press release. The incident is under investigation.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, many of them backed by Israel's regional foe Iran. The groups blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.
Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."