'America Is Governed By Americans': Trump Slams Human Rights Council in UN Address
U.S. withdrew from council over anti-Israel bias.
President Trump on Tuesday criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying that the United States won't rejoin it until he sees "real reform."
Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Trump touted the success the country has seen under his administration and noted acting in the country's best interests.
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The U.S. withdrew from the Human Rights Council in June after Trump had accused it of showing a bias against Israel, one of America's allies.
Ambassador Nikki Haley had also called the council “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.”
Trump on Tuesday also slammed the International Criminal Court, claiming it violates all systems of justice.
"As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy and no authority," said Trump.
National security adviser John Bolton denounced the ICC's legitimacy earlier this month after decades of questions about its jurisdiction around the world.
"We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy," President Trump said on Tuesday. "America is governed by Americans."
Watch the address above and more from Bolton below.