"In thirty years of experience with the United Nations, I never heard a braver or clearer speech," Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday regarding US President Donald Trump's maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
According to The New York Times, the person who wrote the speech is Stephen Miller, a Jew.
The first part of Trump's speech discussed the UN's founding, immediately following the Second World War. At the time, Trump told the Assembly, the US helped Europe overcome the war's devastation by creating and implementing the "Marshall Plan," a plan based on the concept of the nation-state.
The Marshall Plan, named after US Secretary of State George Marshall, facilitated Western Europe's economic recovery from World War II, granting funds to individual countries on the basis of need and industrial potential..
The US envisions a world founded on the ideas of sovereignty and independent nations and not on multinational confederations and global agreements. The US view seems a modern version of the biblical portrayal of nations appearing on the world stage and continuing to exist independently for many generations. It clashes with the more global view of communist countries and international bodies such as the European Union.
Miller is 32 years old. Born in Santa Monica, California, he second son of real estate investor Michael Miller's three children. Miller's maternal grandparents immigrated with their daughter from Belarus in the early 1900s. Some of his family members were tailors.
Miller received a liberal education typical of other American Jews, but adopted a more conservative perspective in high school. As a student at Duke University, Miller became active in David Horowitz's conservative Freedom Center think tank and began to fight the silencing of conservative viewpoints.
In January 2016, he joined Trump's election campaign. Later the same year, he was chosen to serve as one of the President's advisers.