President Donald Trump gave the world a dose of truth in his United Nations appearance, talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday, praising Trump for a powerful “America first” narrative in which the president again dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” and said that if war comes the U.S. will “totally destroy” North Korea.
“It was bold, and it left no doubts. He stood up for America first. And he put the United Nations in its place,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh said Trump also delivered a ringing endorsement of capitalism.
“He laid into Venezuela and (President Nicolas) Maduro by name. He said, ‘The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that it has been faithfully implemented,’” Limbaugh said. “Hard, cold truths, honest, uplifting truths, whatever kind of truths are far more valuable, far more long-lasting, and far more compelling than spin, than narratives, than the usual say-nothing diplomacy for which there is always endless plaudits.”
When Trump said the United States would not participate in “one-sided deals” because he was putting America first, it was a shock, Limbaugh said.
“Nobody at the U.N. has ever been spoken to this way by an American president. They’ve all heard Trump say it on the campaign trail. They’ve all heard Trump say it, strains of it, variations of it in the White House, but no president has ever dared go to the sacred ground of the United Nations General Assembly and basically tell them they don’t matter when it comes to putting America first, that the world will not come first. This global movement, it will continue and we’ll be a part of it with our allies, but we are never not going to put America first,” he said.
Then came Trump’s denigration of Kim and his matter-of-fact prediction that North Korea would be destroyed in a showdown. Again, Limbaugh said, it was beyond the comprehension of the career diplomats listening to Trump.
“You don’t go to the United Nations and threaten to destroy another nation on the planet. It isn’t done,” Limbaugh said. “I don’t care how depraved the regime is, because in the modern world depraved regimes are depraved because of the United States. We’re responsible.”
Limbaugh said Trump’s defense of America’s foreign policy “needs to be said and it needed to have been said years ago, and it needed to be said consistently.”
“I’m sure I am not alone when I tell you I have long ago gotten fed up with being blamed for everything in this country, blamed for everything in the world as an American. That our wealth, that our prosperity, our superpower status is illegitimate because it’s unfairly acquired, which is a crock,” Limbaugh said.
Trump’s speech was a jolt from the campaign delivered to the world up close and in person.
“This is not diplo-speak. It is not diplomacy, there was none of that. It was just right between the eyes,” he said. “This was Trump of the inauguration speech. This was the Trump from the campaign.”
Limbaugh said the speech “signaled pretty strongly that the Iranian deal is not gonna last.”
In the speech Trump called Iran “a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy,” and “a murderous regime.”
Trump touched on the nuclear agreement negotiated under former President Barack Obama.
“And we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me,” Trump said.
Limbaugh said that was from the heart.
“‘Believe me.’ Even that speech pattern there, that’s off prompter. You don’t go off prompter at the U.N. General Assembly. You don’t even go off prompter for punctuation. If there’s a comma there, you pause. But I guarantee you there was no “believe me” on the prompter. There probably wasn’t even “and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it” on the prompter,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh summed up Trump’s speech by saying it was not a triumph of rhetoric but a summation of a reality from which the U.N. tries to hide.
“It was bold, but it was bold because it was so unusual. And it was so unusual because it was simply the truth. It was reality,” Limbaugh said.
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source: Western Journalism