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."
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.
Maj. Matthew Golsteyn in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Philip Stackhouse.)
Army Special Forces Maj. Matthew Golsteyn – whom President Donald Trump has called "a U.S. Military hero" – will face an Article 32 hearing in March after being charged with murder for allegedly killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker.
On Dec. 18, the convening authority for Golestyn's case decided to hold the preliminary hearing in connection with the Feb. 28, 2010 incident, Army officials have announced. The proceedings are slated to start on March 14 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A Middle Georgia man arrested last spring in an online child-sex sting set up by investigators at Robins Air Force Base will spend at least a decade in prison after pleading guilty in federal court here Tuesday.