United Nations (CNN)President Barack Obama painted a dark picture Tuesday of a world divided between those who want to cooperate with global partners and those who want to retreat into division and isolationism.
"Our societies are filled with uncertainty and unease and strife," Obama said during his final address to the United Nations General Assembly, in remarks that seemed to reflect his view of the United States as well as countries abroad. "Despite enormous progress as people lose trust in institutions, governing becomes more difficult and tensions between nations become more quick to surface."
In pushing back against these global dynamics, Obama took an an indirect jab at Republican presidential challenger Donald Trump, declaring that "a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself."
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