President Trump will be at the United Nations in New York City this week for 20 meetings with hundreds of foreign leaders and to deliver his first-ever speech to the General Assembly.
Trump’s never been a fan of the UN, but the White House has said his feelings have warmed.
Trump’s address at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday is expected to focus on specific threats from North Korea and Iran, as well as terrorism across the globe. North Korean diplomats will have a front-row seat in the UN General Assembly when Trump talks about the escalating crisis between the two nations.
Trump arrived at the UN around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, and was scheduled to depart early afternoon for a meeting with leaders of Israel and France at the Palace Hotel. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Trump will host a dinner for Latin American leaders with Vice President Mike Pence.
Despite his skepticism about the value of international organizations and the United Nations in particular, Trump will seek support for tough measures against North Korea, while pressing his “America First” message to the world body.
“This is not an issue between the United States and North Korea. This is an issue between the world and North Korea,” Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said on Friday.
The UN General Assembly gathering has prompted a multitude of street closures for New Yorkers.
Reuters contributed to this report.