Opinion: Trump's UN speech proves he is committed to putting "America First"

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - America First.

We’ve talked about it before -- it is a very catchy phrase.

Most importantly, President Trump continues to prove that there is some real substance and action behind this slogan.

The president did so again this week when he spoke to the United Nations General Assembly for the first time.

While this is a long-standing tradition for U.S. presidents, Donald Trump’s tone was starkly different than his predecessors. President Trump pulled no punches.

The president directly called out North Korea and Iran for their actions in destabilizing their regions and the world.

The key world from the speech? Sovereignty. President Trump emphasized that maintaining sovereignty, independence, is the correct path for the US and for all countries around the world.

For us, this means that while the Trump administration will continue to be a leader and partner around the world it will also chart its own course for the benefit of the American people. This is a promise President Trump campaigned on and is now delivering upon.

The bottom line is this: in the past, in speeches to the UN and otherwise, we have seen our leaders tread lightly on key issues. President Trump did not such thing. That is exactly what we need as our country faces serious threats all over the globe.

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