President Donald Trump said it is time to "expose and hold responsible" the countries that are funding "loser terrorists" during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
Speaking at the U.N.'s headquarters in New York City for the first time, Trump referenced his meeting with over 50 leaders of Arab and Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia in May. Trump said that he and all of the leaders agreed they must confront terrorists and Islamic extremism, and urged all U.N. members to do the same.
"We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology," Trump said. "We must drive them out of our nations."
"It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban, and others that slaughter innocent people," Trump continued. "The United States and our allies are working together throughout the Middle East to crush the loser terrorists and stop the reemergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people."
Trump said the U.S. has made major gains in the fight against the Islamic State during his presidency, arguing the country has achieved more against ISIS in the last eight months than it had in "many, many years combined."