President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a New York City hotel during the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, September 25.
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In pictures: The UN General Assembly

Updated 2:51 PM ET, Wed September 25, 2019

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a New York City hotel during the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, September 25.
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Global leaders are in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

Addressing the UN on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump spelled out a staunchly nationalist platform.

"The free world must embrace its national foundations. It must not attempt to erase them or replace them," Trump said as he began his address. "Looking around, and all over this large, magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see: If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation."

Overshadowing Trump's week at the UN General Assembly is an unrelated controversy: his reported attempt to persuade Ukraine's leader to investigate a political rival during a summer phone call. The plots will converge Wednesday when Trump meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the summit. But before then, the President will dart between meetings with more than a dozen foreign leaders.