What did President Trump say at the UN? Part 1…

Daily News Article - September 20, 2017


Directions: President Trump's speech to the UN was 41 minutes in length. Today's post is the first half of his speech, divided into two videos to make it more manageable. There are different questions for the two videos:

Watch VIDEO #1 (it is the first 14 minutes of the speech) and then fill in the blanks from the following statements made by President Trump in that first part of his speech:

1. "Rogue regimes represented in this body not only _______________ but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity."

2. "This institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars to help shape this better future. It was based on the vision that diverse nations could _______________ to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity."

3. "As President Truman said in his message to Congress at that time, 'Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations. The success of the United Nations depends upon the _______________ of its members.'"

4. "We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and _______________."

5. "In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but _______________, where it belongs."

6. "In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of _______________. Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens -- to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values."

7. "As President of the United States, _______________, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first."

8. "It is an eternal credit to the American character that even after we and our allies emerged victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion, or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others. Instead, _______________ to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all."

9. "For the diverse nations of the world, this is our hope. We want _______________. We are guided by outcomes, not ideology. We have a policy of principled realism, rooted in shared goals, interests, and values."

10. "The scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. They respect neither their own citizens nor the sovereign rights of their countries.
If the _______________ do not confront the _______________, then evil will triumph. When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength."

Next, watch Video #2 and fill in the attached chart: