Trump Revives Debate Over Whether U.N. Can Be Salvaged

President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations on Tuesday likely will focus on the major trouble spots facing global security, from North Korea to Iran.

But the address will be playing out against the backdrop of an older debate, one always simmering under the surface, particularly among conservatives — whether meaningful reform of the international agency is even possible given deficiencies in the way it is structured.

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile the media is excited that little Justin is going to spend millions of dollars over the next little while, to get UN members to vote him a security seat. In the old days we used to call that bribery. But hey, as long as feminist Trudeau gets a great photo op, that is all that matters.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Even addressing the UN is probably a waste of time.

  • andycanuck

    He also said this.

    The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly
    implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.

    Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their prosperity.

  • Jay Harper

    The UN can only be saved by kicking out all except Democracies. Since that is not going to happen a New UN, perhaps called the United Democratic Nations could be formed.

  • If the Chinese and Russians kept the UN running, it is a sign that it is no good.