President Trump touted before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday his "America first" policies, vowing to act in the United States' interests while urging other countries to safeguard their own sovereignty.
In his first address to the global body, Trump sought to assure world leaders that the U.S. would remain committed to the U.N. But he said that Washington would not seek to impose American values or institutions on the rest of the world.
"We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions or even systems of government," Trump said. "But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties. To respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation."
The U.S., he said, would not seek to intervene in other countries' affairs, and should instead stand as a "shining example" for the rest of the world.
Source: The Hill