US President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of the United Nations is not surprising because he represents the view that the world body must serve US foreign policy, says an analyst in Virginia.
Keith Preston, editor of the Attackthesystem.org made the remarks on Sunday, after Trump criticized the UN ahead of his address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the General Assembly next week.
In a video message on his Twitter page, Trump said Saturday that the UN has “tremendous potential” but has “not lived up to that potential.”
Trump is set to address the General Assembly on Tuesday. He will also hold meetings with heads of South Korea, Egypt, France, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Trump has frequently criticized the UN, claiming that the United States does not get the respect it deserves despite its contributions to the world body – currently at 22 percent of the annual budget.
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