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President Donald Trump kicked off a United Nations speech on Monday with a plug for his nearby residential tower, beginning a week of meetings and speeches in New York.
‘GREAT POTENTIAL ACROSS THE STREET’
Trump opened a speech about UN reform by saying he saw “great potential across the street,” a reference to the Trump World Tower, a residential skyscraper in the United Nations Plaza. “It was only for the reason that the United Nations was here that that turned out to be such a successful project,” Trump said.
Beyond the plug for his property, he said the UN had not “reached its full potential” in recent years due to “bureaucracy and mismanagement.” Arriving at the General Assembly, he said about North Korea: “I think most of you know how I feel.” North Korea shows no sign of halting the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and dealing with Pyongyang is expected to be a focus of this week’s meetings.