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LIVE: President Trump Speaks For The First Time At The UN General Assembly

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President Donald Trump will speak before the United Nations General Assembly this morning. It's the first time Trump will speak before the body, which he made a point of criticizing on the campaign trail. 

The president is expected to urge member nations, namely China, to step up pressure on North Korea after a spate of nuclear tests in the past year. A White House official told NPR's Scott Horsley that Trump will also pitch a platform of self-interest in line with his "America First" domestic policies. 

"The United Nations, as the president will explain, was conceived on the idea of independent nation-states cooperating together," said the White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid stepping on the president's message. "It's only a pretty recent development that some in the world have articulated a vision of top-down governance."

Watch a livestream of the speech below, courtesy of PBS Newshour. 

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