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LIVE: Trump tells leaders at UN to put own people first

Saul Loeb, AFP | US President Donald Trump speaks during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, September 24, 2019.

US President Donald Trump told other world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that wise leaders put the future of their own people and country first. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage of his speech.

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Trump said on Tuesday the future does not belong to globalists but to those who protect their citizens and respect their neighbours.

Trump is attending three days of meetings and speeches at the United Nations. He is touting the low unemployment rate in the United States and says that in everything the US does "we are focused on empowering the dreams and aspirations of our citizens".

The American president is using his speech to prioritise individual nations' self-determination over alliances and globalisation.

Click on the video player above for live coverage of Trump’s speech.

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