How to be a leader without pandering
Posted On August 4, 2021
“You’ve got to be able to think outside the box and not be pandering to people.”
That was the sentiment shared by some of the world’s top political leaders on Tuesday as they convened in New York City to discuss how to lead the United Nations.
President Donald Trump, who has made peace with Russia over Syria, said it was “important” for the world to move beyond “a lot of the rhetoric that has come out of Washington” over the past few months.
“You’ve seen the rhetoric of Washington,” Trump said at the U.N. General Assembly, noting that he was speaking in his first term and his administration is in the midst of a “historic effort.”
“It’s about time that we moved on to something new and constructive.”
Trump, who is known for his bluntness and unpredictability, said that while there were “no easy answers” to global problems, the world must move forward “with the wisdom and the compassion and the understanding that is essential to solve these problems.”
“We’ve had a lot of good conversations in this room, and that is a great thing,” Trump added.
“But we also have a lot to learn from each other.
And I think that we are all going to need a little bit more humility.”
Trump’s remarks came after the U,N.
Security Council adopted a resolution that called for Russia to stop providing arms and funding to the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad.
It also called for an immediate end to the civil war in Syria and for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country.
The U.K., France, Germany, Japan, and South Korea adopted a similar resolution that included a call for the U in the U.,N.
to take immediate action to prevent further human rights violations in Syria.
The United States also announced it would consider sending its Special Envoy for Syria Robert Ford to Syria, a move that could be a signal to Russia that Washington will step up its efforts to push back against Assad and bolster support for the rebels.