FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
“Trump sees the world through a keyhole and not a door.”
Statement by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
on President Trump’s speech delivered at UN General Assembly
New York, NY – The world literally laughed at President Trump today during his speech at the United Nations.
Sadly, he wasn’t trying to be funny. He gave a narrowly conceived, Red States’ stump speech. He talked down to the nations of the world. There was no applause or hope in the august chamber as he spoke.
Trump threatened immigrants. He threatened China and Iran. He threatened to impose more sanctions on North Korea while at the same time commending the North Korean leader for his recent peace efforts. It was a schizophrenic performance.
The president also threatened Syria at a time when Russia is moving closer to that nation. Trump is putting America on a collision course with Russia.
The United Nations is supposed to be a place of healing and building, not for threatening. But Trump sees the world through a keyhole and not a door.
There are no more foreigners. Science and technology have all but erased distance and time. We must find creative ways to get along and live together in peace. We must choose co-existence over co-annihilation, mutual respect over threats.