President Trump gets off Air Force One in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday. Next week, Trump will attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption
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President Trump is about to make is debut at an institution he has often berated. For the first time, he will attend the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, which brings together leaders of the 193 member nations for a week of meetings and speeches.
As president-elect, he once called the U.N. “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.”
But it’s a “new day” at the U.N., said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. “The U.N. has shifted over the past several months. It’s not just about talking. It’s about action,” Haley told reporters Friday in the White House press briefing room. Haley and Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, outlined the president’s goals for next week’s U.N. summit.
McMaster said Trump will push a message of “reform,” calling for more transparency and accountability at the U.N. “The United Nations, of course, holds tremendous