Today Trump spoke at the United Nations General Assembly. He conducted his speech much as he starts his campaign rallies; proclaiming immense progress and United States success. Unlike his rallies foreign dignitaries did not applaud with congratulations but rather laughed at the statements. Trump’s speech reaffirmed his commitment to the policies and convictions he has established in the past year. There was defense of his hardline approach to both Iran and his trade war with China and his rejection of globalism and prominence of international institutions. Trump reiterated his “America First” policy claiming that the United States should not invest their resources in countries and programs where nothing is returned. "We are standing up for America and for the American people and we are also standing up for the world. This is great news for our citizens and for peace-loving people everywhere," Trump said. "We will never surrender America's sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism."
Confusion with Rosenstein began late last week, when he and White House chief of staff John Kelly met at the White House in the hours after The New York Times and others reported that he secretly suggested recording the President and discussed recruiting Cabinet members to remove Trump from office. After hearing this report, Trump began asking associates if he should "just fire him," the President was also skeptical because the information was reportedly documented in memoranda written by FBI officials, including former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whom Trump despises and frequently tells people isn't trustworthy. After hearing of Trump’s reaction to the report, Roesnties approached White House chief of Staff, John Kelly and White House Counsel Don McGahn, offering his resignation. Monday Kelly informed White House staff of Roesntien’s offer to resign and said that it had in fact been accepted. At the same time Trump announced his plans to meet with Rosenstein on Thursday when he returns from the UNGA; “I'm meeting with Rod Rosenstein on Thursday when I get back from all of these meetings," Trump said. "And we'll be meeting at the White House, and we'll be determining what's going on. We want to have transparency, we want to have openness and I look forward to meeting with Rod at that time.” Rosenstein has denied that he ever sought to record Trump.