President Donald Trump paid tribute to the thousands of men who sacrificed their lives for liberty in a speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy on Thursday.
“These men ran through the fires of hell moved by a force no weapon could destroy: the fierce patriotism of a free, proud, and sovereign people, the president said in the widely praised speech. “They battled not for control and domination, but for liberty, democracy, and self-rule.” . . .
“This is perhaps the most on-message moment of Donald Trump’s presidency today,” said CNN’s Jim Acosta.
We were all wondering if he would veer from his remarks, go off of his script but he stayed on script, stayed on message and, I think, rose to the moment. As he was talking about the men gathered behind them, he described them as being among the greatest Americans who have ever lived. That could not be more of a fact-check true if we could have found one. It was really one of those moments that Donald Trump needed to rise to in order to, I think, walk away from the cemetery, walk away from this hallowed ground and have people back at home saying, you know what, no matter what I think about the current president of the United States, he said the right thing at Normandy. He did the right thing at Normandy. He really hit all of the right moments in that speech when he was paying respect to these heroes who were still with us.
Over on MSNBC, the frequently Trump-deranged Joe Scarborough was also uncharacteristically approving of Trump’s performance. (Read more from “President Trump’s D-Day Speech Draws Praise from Unexpected Sources” HERE)