National security adviser H.R. McMaster said in a Sunday interview that President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE will emphasize the need for reform when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York.
“It will be part of his message that the United Nations needs to reform,” McMaster told ABC’s “This Week."
“The president is going to say the United Nations can’t be effective unless it reforms its bureaucracy and unless it achieves a higher degree of accountability for member states,” McMaster said.
Trump, who has criticized the United Nations as “a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time,” is slated to address the General Assembly on Tuesday.
His speech comes as the United Nations grapples with North Korea’s nuclear aggression, which led to a rare unanimous Security Council vote in August to issue new sanctions on Pyongyang.