'Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay': Donald Trump taken aback after leaders laugh at his boasts at UNGA

United Nations: US president Donald Trump evoked laughter at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as he boasted about his administration's accomplishments in his speech.

"Today, I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we have made. In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. So true,” Trump said at the top of his speech.

His remarks elicited laughter from the world leaders gathered in the UNGA hall for the General Debate.

"Didn't expect that reaction but that's okay," Trump responded, as the delegates in the UNGA hall laughed and clapped.

Trump said America's economy was booming like never before and since his election, the US has added $10 trillion in wealth.

"The stock market is at an all-time high in history … African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American unemployment have all achieved their lowest levels ever recorded," he said.

File image of US president Donald Trump. AP

File image of US president Donald Trump. AP

Trump said his administration has added four million new jobs including half a million manufacturing jobs and has passed the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.

"We have started the construction of a major border wall and we have greatly strengthened border security. We have secured record funding for our military, $700 billion this year and $716 billion in 2019. Our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before," Trump said.

"In other words, the United States is stronger, safer, and a richer country than it was when I assumed office two years ago. We are standing up for America and the American people, and we are also standing up for the world," he said.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Sep 26, 2018 09:37 AM

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