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Trump begins first UN remarks by mentioning his nearby building

President Trump began his first comments at the United Nations as commander in chief by mentioning one of his buildings near the U.N. headquarters.

After thanking the audience, Trump went on to explain the “potential” he saw in the building project, which sits across the street. 

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“I actually saw great potential right across the street to be honest with you and it was only for the reason that the United Nations was here that that turned out to be such a successful project,” Trump said.

The Trump World Tower is a residential skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.

Trump went on to thank U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyNikki Haley says if Trump runs for president in 2024 then she won't Democrat: 'Registration, engagement' are keys to toppling Sen. Tim Scott in South Carolina Biden funding decision inflames debate over textbooks for Palestinian refugees MORE both for her introduction and for the role she has played as U.N. envoy.