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Madeleine Albright: Trump 'Weakened America' at UN

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (Ondrej Deml/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:55 PM

President Donald Trump "weakened America" in his first speech to the United Nations, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Wednesday.

"Having listened to many speeches there, the tone of it was really bad, I think," she said on MSNBC, though she praised his going to the UN and his remarks about the organization's history.

"I think we all want to make sure that America's strong, but I think his speech weakened America and I think it was something that is going to make it very hard for us to carry on a lot of diplomatic work that we have to."

Trump singled out North Korea, Iran and Syria in his remarks as "rogue regimes," and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it continues to develop nuclear weapons.

"The scourge on our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based," Trump said Tuesday. "They respect neither their own citizens, nor the sovereign rights of their countries. If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph."

She added that Trump included too much "red meat" for his supporters, and criticized his references to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I do think the language, generally, that he used was so harsh, that I think it in some ways it strengthened Kim Jong Un, made him the center of attention," Albright said.

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