President Donald Trump addressed the United Nation’s General Assembly for the first time today. He touched on the Iran deal and North Korea’s escalating threats.
Franklin Graham, evangelist and president of the charity Samaritan’s Purse, praised the speech as “one of the best speeches ever given to that body.”
“Thank God we have a president who stands for truth and is not afraid to speak truth to the whole world. President Donald J. Trump’s address today to the United Nations General Assembly may have been one of the best speeches ever given to that body,” read Graham’s Facebook post.
He added, “It made you proud to be an American. I hope you will join me in praying for this man, that God will guide and direct him. He reminded the world, ‘If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph.’” Graham then linked to a video of the speech.
Those Trump confronted in the speech included North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump said, “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
Trump called Kim “Rocket Man” and warned that the dictator was on a “suicidal” path. The ambassador from North Korea had walked out before Trump began his speech, according to CNN.
Trump also addressed Iran, which he called an “economically depleted rogue state.” He criticized the Iran nuclear deal, echoing his earlier statements that the deal was one-sided.
While Trump said that some areas of the world “are going to hell,” he ended the speech on a positive note by encouraging the United Nations to use its “unlimited potential” to bring about a solution to the world’s problems.
Most Facebook users responded to Graham’s praise of Trump’s speech by mentioning they are praying for Trump and America.
Others expressed pride in their president, suggesting that Graham was right and it did make them proud to be Americans.