UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon answers questions during an interview with Agence France-Presse November 11, 2016 at the United Nations in New YorkUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence on Friday that Donald Trump will shed the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change. Trump won the US presidency on a platform that calls for closer ties with Russia, pulling out of the Paris climate deal, shaking up security alliances and questioning US funding of the United Nations. “This is what he said during the campaign period, on the campaign trail,” Ban said in the interview at UN headquarters where the Trump victory has shocked world diplomats.

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