Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Joe Wilson Praises President Trump's Speech at the UN General Assembly

Sep 25, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Praises President Trump's Speech at the UN General Assembly

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement praising President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly today: 

We have seen tremendous progress since the last time President Donald Trump spoke at the United Nations General Assembly. Just one year ago, the lives of American citizens in the territory of Guam were under threat and missiles were flying over Japan. Today, North Korea has come to the negotiating table, in part, because President Trump effectively promoted Peace Through Strength.’

Since President Trump took office, we have withdrawn from the failed Iran Deal, which funded Iran’s efforts to build nuclear-capable missiles, fund terrorism, and fuel conflict across the Middle East. The United States continues to stand with the long-suffering Iranian people, who are the rightful heirs to Iran’s rich heritage and the real victims of the regime’s policies.’

I am grateful that President Donald Trump kept his commitment to the American people by moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and clearly established that each country has an inherent right to choose its own capital.’

I applaud President Trump for taking additional steps to further isolate the bad actors in Venezuela. The U.S. Treasury Department correctly decided to sanction four members of the inner circle of Venezuelan President Maduro, who relies on these loyalists to maintain his authoritarian control over Venezuela.’ 

America has also made great strides in creating jobs. Hispanic, African, and Asian Americans have record low unemployment, with a record number of women currently employed. Jobless claims are at a 50-year low, and the Republican agenda of creating jobs through tax cuts and deregulation is working.”