President Donald Trump is hailing the “unlimited potential” of the United Nations at a luncheon.
Trump says at the Tuesday gathering hosted by the UN secretary general that he has been a critic, but has “also been someone that said the United Nations has tremendous potential.”
Trump is sitting at the head table with leaders from Lithuania, Turkey, Guinea, Liberia, Jordan, South Korea, Ecuador, Switzerland and Japan.
Trump, who gave his first address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, toasted to the “great, great potential of the United Nations.”
Trump frequently belittled the UN when he was a presidential candidate. And some aides within his White House believe the UN acts as a global bureaucracy that infringes on the sovereignty of individual countries.