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Trump criticizes U.N. for bloated bureaucracy, mismanagement

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I'm sure much ink will be spilled by people pointing out that Trump is hardly a role model when it comes to bloat, bureaucracy, or mismanagement. But to me the more important line is this here:

"The United Nations must hold every level of management accountable, protect whistleblowers and focus on results rather than on process," Trump said.

If there's a single concise phrase to describe Trump's failure as a leader, it's this one. Trump's failure to get results as President is largely due to his disinterest in process. He tries his best to appear to be a man of action and no doubt numerous fabboys of his who have drunk the Kool-aid will disagree, but the tiny achievements he claims as his own (stock market increase, overuse of executive orders) are really just piggy-backing on his more successful, process-oriented predecessor. Trump expects everyone else to follow the process for him, but he's so inconsistent that no one can.

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"The United Nations must hold every level of management accountable, protect whistleblowers and focus on results rather than on process," Trump said.

Remember this statement. It will come back to haunt this dreadful President.

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Hard to disagree with Trump on this UN assesment.

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What is truly frightening about the rise of Donald J. Trump is that so many people fail to see that it is, was, and always will be about the "greatness" of Donald J. Trump. He is utterly incapable of understanding that the presidency is an office in service to the people of this country, and not the other way around.

It's surprising that trump didn't praise the United Nations for building their headquarters across the street from Trump World Tower.

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But he is right, and whistleblowers were treated disgracefully under the especially secretive Obama administration.

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As well as biased and corrupt practice. The UN was becoming FIFA organization.

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Who better to clean up the UN but a guy with multiple bankruptcies and a fraud settlement?

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If there's a single concise phrase to describe Trump's failure as a leader, it is this:

Flimflammery.

His inability to understand/disinterest in process is just one, one small part of his flimflammery.

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Have to agree with him on this one.  UN is a hugely expensive but pretty ineffective body.

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I'm sure much ink will be spilled by people pointing out that Trump is hardly a role model when it comes to bloat, bureaucracy, or mismanagement. But to me the more important line is this here:

Oh, and you think the UN is a role model? As a matter of fact, we pretty much it that bias body of blotted big head nations afloat, what meaningful purpose do they serve?

If there's a single concise phrase to describe Trump's failure as a leader, it's this one. Trump's failure to get results as President is largely due to his disinterest in process.

How is he a failure? Have you seen Congress's poll numbers? How about the GOP or Dems poll numbers? Yikes!

They're worse than Trump's.

He tries his best to appear to be a man of action and no doubt numerous fabboys of his who have drunk the Kool-aid will disagree, but the tiny achievements he claims as his own (stock market increase, overuse of executive orders) are really just piggy-backing on his more successful, process-oriented predecessor.

Them tiny achievements are a lot more than the sneaky executive orders that were handed down like flap jacks from the las administration.

Trump expects everyone else to follow the process for him, but he's so inconsistent that no one can.

Hey, his own party is a complete disarray. Remember, he's just the president, it's Congress job to pass legislation and so far, both parties are the main root of the problem.

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Everything everyone says about Trump is correct. But what Trump said about the UN is also correct.

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bass4funk: what meaningful purpose do they serve?

It's a body the US can use to promote our interests around the world.

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It's a body the US can use to promote our interests around the world.

We don't need a body of bloated ego American hating nations to promote our interests around the world. The UN is a joke and I agree what Trump said years ago about the UN and that they would make "great condos."

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It's a body the US can use to promote our interests around the world.

No, it isn't. It is dominated by countries that want handouts. And with only one vote the US only prevents them from voting themselves bread and circuses by its veto power on the Security Council. If a Security Council vote wasn't required for any UN action to have actual force the US (and other successful countries) would have been gutted by the 'takers' at the UN long ago.

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We don't need a body of bloated ego American hating nations to promote our interests around the world.

Any nations in particular?

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Take your pick.

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bass4funkToday  10:44 am JST

Oh, and you think the UN is a role model? 

It says a lot about your approach to human interaction that you took a comment where I only said negative things about Trump and said nothing positive about the UN and immediately tried to misrepresent it as a statement of positivity about the UN.

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In a building where long statements are commonplace, Trump spoke for just four minutes.

A mercifully brief blast from the potty.

Did he recommend Ivanka to sort out the UN?

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"bloated bureaucracy" -- unlike my country

"mismanagement" -- unlike my country

"be a greater force for world peace" -- like my country

"hold management accountable" -- like in my country

"protect whistleblowers" -- like in my country (How's it going, Chelsea? How's it going, Edward?)

"if we work together" -- like what happens in my country (How's it going, Dems?)

Yeah, right.

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the best part of the speech was trump specifically declaring socialism/communism is an proven failure and always brings devastation wherever it's tried.

and the UN being finally put on notice for being the useless bureaucracy it really is. the UN is following the same insane diplomatic ideologies of the league of nations,which resulted in ww2 and 80 mlion dead to resolve. the idea violent tyrants and groups can run around raping, enslaving and mass murdering with the UN offering legitimacy and protection to these animals. Notice, every group or country committing violence and still exists is protected by the UN. notice, everywhere so called UN peacekeeping occurs results in perpetual states of war, refugee camps and well over half the worlds countries running open UN tacitly protected slave industries. it is the UN which allows some tyrant to take actions like a coordinate a terror act or lobbying missiles over Japan. there is no value to a UN which can't mitigate countries and groups doing hitler level atrocities but instead says they are legitimate .

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Bass4funk: Take your pick.

Why not demonstrate knowledge on the issue and give us specifics.

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