President Donald Trump addressed a National Rifle Association convention this week and made a foreign-policy promise.
While supporters in the audience chanted “USA,” Trump signed a document he said would signal America’s withdrawal from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty was signed in 2013 by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama but never ratified by the Senate.
Trump promised it would remain inactive throughout his term in the White House.
“Under my administration, we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone,” he said. “We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedoms.”
Though the ceremonial signing got a big reaction from the crowd, one source said a formal letter is still forthcoming.
“I hope you’re happy,” Trump told the audience.
The NRA has been a vocal opponent to the treaty.
He also touched on other topics, including the recently released Mueller report.
“They tried for a coup,” Trump said. “It didn’t work out so well. And I didn’t need a gun for that one, did I?”