The U.N. General Assembly voted Monday to declare the U.K. the most unequal region in the world, but President Donald Trump said the U,S.
and other countries have been unfairly criticized for not doing more to fight inequality.
Trump made the comments as he took the first steps toward a second term.
He said it was time for the United States to take an active role in fighting inequality and “take care of our people.”
“When you look at a country like the United Kingdom, you look around the world and you say, how do we solve inequality?
We’ve done it before, we have done it again,” Trump said during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
“And the answer is very simple: we have to change our way of life, we’ve got to change the way we do business.
We have to be more competitive, we need to be stronger.
We need to do better.”
Trump made his remarks at a news conference following a news briefing in which he called the U.’s vote to leave the European Union “a catastrophe for the planet.”
He said the United Nations is a “totally corrupt institution” that is “not doing its job.”
Trump said that while the United nations has the “greatest wealth in the history of the world,” the United Nation is “a very powerful body” and it needs to be given a “fresh start.”
The United Nations has a reputation for being a “political body” that “talks a good game but does little to achieve anything,” he said.
“This is a completely different kind of body.”
The president also called for a major overhaul of the U and U.A.E. treaties, which would be an overhaul of trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Free Trade Association.
Trump said the new U. N. treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, would “open up the world to billions of dollars of investment in our countries and make the United states more competitive and globally successful.”
He also said he would not support a new U.-China trade agreement that is being negotiated between the countries.
The U. S. is currently negotiating the TPP with Australia and Brunei.