President Donald J. Trump is delivering his first address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning. You can watch it live right here:
Trump is the second president to deliver remarks Tuesday following President Michel Temer of Brazil, according to Buzzfeed.
His speech is expected to argue that America can pursue Trump's nationalist "America First" vision while also cooperating with other nations, according to an anonymous White House official briefing NPR.
"The United Nations, as the president will explain, was conceived on the idea of independent nation-states cooperating together," the official told the outlet. "It's only a pretty recent development that some in the world have articulated a vision of top-down governance."
Trump is also expected to call on other countries to do more to confront international threats, including North Korea.
Yesterday, the president criticized the U.N. like the dealmaker he is, railing on its organizational structure.
"In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement," he said. "While the United Nations on a regular budget has increased by 140% and its staff has more than doubled since 2000, we are not seeing the results in line with this investment."
This sort of criticism is hardly new—candidate, and even citizen, Trump were critical of the body:
The cheap 12 inch sq. marble tiles behind speaker at UN always bothered me. I will replace with beautiful large marble slabs if they ask me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2012
"It's a new day at the U.N.," Trump Administration U.N. Ambassador Nicky Haley told reporters this week. "It's not just about talking. It's about action."