Trump is also set to hold a spate of meetings with world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.N. Secretary General António Guterres.
President Trump will attend his first United Nations summit next week.
So far, Trump has been on the golf course or his clubs during some portion of the day for almost 25 percent of his presidency.
"If he gives a good speech but undercuts that with a few mad tweets against the United Nations the next morning, he will waste their goodwill".
Trump heads to the U.N. General Assembly meeting next week with the same suitcase of bad options as his predecessors.
Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told at a White House briefing that the President will host a lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea's Moon Jae-in on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.He said the USA retained a military option in dealing with North Korea.
"We're out of time", McMaster said.
In April, Trump said the global body was an "underperformer, but has tremendous potential". "First, to promote peace".
The administration has options on Iran, too, which has colored Trump's engagement with US allies and partners since his surprise victory in November.
Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as Washington's United Nations ambassador under former President George W. Bush, said Trump's General Assembly speech is a crucial opportunity to reassure the world that his foreign policy is based primarily on the soft power of diplomacy rather than military might. And he wants to slash US financial contributions to the U.N. Richard Gowan is a U.N. expert with the European Council on Foreign Relations.
RICHARD GOWAN: And they will tolerate that if he balances it with some positive messages about cooperation, and especially if he emphasizes that he wants to work diplomatically on some of the major crises of the moment.
Diplomacy on the North Korean nuclear standoff has been stalled for years.
The Trump Administration, per policy, does not acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round. "I have no problem kicking it to [Defense Secretary] Gen. James Mattis, because I think he has plenty of options". South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who ran on a platform of improved relations and expanded dialogue with Pyongyang, said after Thursday's missile launch that "dialogue is impossible in a situation like this".
Even when US power is taken into account (as in the veto the United States enjoys in the UN Security Council or its heavier voting weight on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund), the United States does not always prevail.
Haley said the sanctions will hurt Pyongyang, but she added quickly that if Kim does not end his provocative missile and nuclear tests, the United Nations will run out of options. "Iran will be an issue". Syria will certainly be talked about.
The U.S. has been at loggerheads with Russian Federation in recent months, particularly due to the ongoing investigations into the Kremlin's efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. "The members of the Security Council strongly condemned these launches, condemned further North Korea for its outrageous actions, and demanded that North Korea immediately cease all such actions", the Security Council said in a statement after an emergency meeting.
"I think he will make quite an impact", Haley said of the president's address.