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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) President Donald Trump spoke to the United Nations at the annual gathering of the General Assembly, to break down his speech our national security expert Ryan Vogel from UVU joined Good Morning Utah with Emily Clark.

President Trump focused his speech on the global crises and issues confronting the United States today.

He employed the bellicose tone he used in his inaugural address, calling terrorists “losers,” saying that some regions of the world were “going to hell,” and calling the Iran nuclear deal an “embarrassment” that he would surely re-visit.

Most controversially, the president escalated the rhetoric with North Korea, saying that if forced to defend itself, the United States would “totally destroy North Korea.”

He also singled out Cuba and Venezuela, too, for forceful criticism.

President Trump reiterated his “America First” policy – but insisted that the United States was not interested in imposing its values on the rest of the world. Instead, he stated that all countries should pursue their own self interest, a departure from the multilateral approach of recent American foreign policy and a welcome change for countries like China and Russia.

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For this Beetdigger and Ute it’s an honor to be doing what he loves in his home state! Glen is an award-winning journalist, who joined the ABC4 News team in June 2013. You can catch him anchoring ABC4 News at 5 and 6, Monday through Friday. He also serves as our Senior Political Correspondent, keeping you up to date on issues that impact your life at the city, state and national level. His political reports run throughout the week, and he hosts Inside Utah Politics, Sunday mornings at 8. The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Glen as the best government and military television reporter in the state. Before returning home to Utah, he spent 11 1/2 years developing his journalism skills in other states. He held various on-air and management positions at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, WGBA in Green Bay, Wisconsin and KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado during that time. Read More...