Trump speech took real courage

September 19, 2017 |

North Korea is on a suicide mission, with “Rocket Man” steering it down a path to its total destruction. Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is unacceptably –- even embarrassingly –- one-sided, perhaps the worst deal we’ve ever made, and America is prepared to walk away. Socialism failed in Venezuela not because it wasn’t done right, but because it was done precisely as socialism intends. And as long as Trump is President, he will defend America’s interests above all else, just as other leaders should do what is in their own countries' interest.

How great to hear these hard truths expressed to the United Nations General Assembly by the President of the United States. All the years of platitudes and insincere diplo-speak from that podium have done essentially nothing to bring peace to hotbeds of terrorism and aggression around the world. To borrow a phrase from another, similarly turbulent era, President Trump has the courage to “tell it like it is.” His speech was a badly needed dose of reality.

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Like Benjamin Netanyahu, who has praised the speech, Trump has shown the courage of a real leader before the rest of the world.

Trump brought no apologies on behalf of America, or himself. He doesn’t care if this audience likes him or not, only that it respects America’s strength and takes him at his word. (He paused only a few times during the speech, perhaps because he wasn’t there to deliver applause lines.) He doesn’t play “Mother, May I?” with this group. He had a message to deliver, he did so with forcefulness and clarity, and he meant it. Bests of all, he reset America’s role at the UN, and in a positive, productive way; he reminded his audience what they were supposed to be and said, ‘now, let’s be that.’

About time.


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  • Sherry Garcia

    09/23/2017 09:14 PM

    I totally agree. Our country has gotten weaker bc of obama. We have to make sure we can defend ourselves. Love your commentary.

  • Judy Powell

    09/21/2017 07:23 PM

    I love Mike and Love My President.Trump is the man.

  • Kenneth Brack

    09/21/2017 08:51 AM

    Tuan Tran's comments are worth much more than two cents to me. Thank you Tuan for expressing so clearly my own feelings about Trump's speech. And thank you Donald Trump for your courage and honesty.

  • Dietrich Wichmann

    09/21/2017 02:55 AM

    For many years, the main stream media has systematically ignored North Korea and its gruesome crimes against its own people. But God has not ignored it. And He has not ignored our many years of prayers for our brothers and sisters in those awful death camps. Let's keep on praying! God is stronger than the MSM!

  • Theresa K

    09/20/2017 08:47 PM

    I praise God that we finally have a strong president willing to lead. I don't remember have a strong president since Regan. And I believe Trump is even stronger.

  • Susie Keeling

    09/20/2017 02:23 PM

    It is refreshing to have a leader of our great nation stand up for us. The last eight years I have felt like we were sliding down a slippery slope and that we were supposed to be ashamed of who we are and what we stand for. No More!!

  • Louis Landreth

    09/20/2017 11:49 AM

    I was very impressed with President Trump's speech. He demonstrated great leadership and vision at the national and global level; Something we are in dire need of in these dangerous times.

  • Amanda

    09/20/2017 10:21 AM

    I agree completely. It is so refreshing to hear a President speak and actually know what he is talking about. No double meanings or hidden agendas. Very straight forward and honest. I love that he is about America and what we need. I am sick of the people who want him to fail so badly that they don't care if all of America fails along with him. They need to wake up. If America stays weak and laughed at, it won't be long before someone decides to attack and take us over. There goes your free speech, your safe spaces and your freedom. Thank you Mr. President Trump for putting American interests first. Thank you for expanding and strengthening our military so we can feel safe. Thank you for ignoring all of your detractors and still standing strong for us. God bless you and your family and America.

  • Tuan Tran

    09/20/2017 09:57 AM

    I am Vietnamese American, and because I believed from day 0 ( when President Trump announced his candidature for the Presidency), I have rooted and voted for him. He was the unique candidate who dared to say things like they were and I believed him.
    Some of my friends, Democrats, kept bashing me that I should have been for Hillary Clinton, that I would have made a fool of myself because the Republicans are racist, they only care if you are white,etc... The litany went on and on. Somehow, when I looked at Hillary, when I carefully looked and went through all her narratives, I only saw a smart career politician, but not really sincere, only caring about what could potentially bring her the votes, at any cost. One day, she took position A; next week, she became more evasive because the winds of opinion changed (in her mind). On the other hand, Mr. Trump won my mind and heart by his clear positions and his America First desire.
    I have seen many Presidents ( since 1987) and their tenure. For me, President Trump, although not as eloquent as President Reagan, is the same caliber. I am very proud of him, if I may say that.
    I think God probably gave America a second chance by having President Trump at the WH (of course with the votes of "We the People"), because we all saw how bad the situation was during the last decade.
    Thank you for reading this. It was only my opinion; I apologize if I did offend anyone with my two-cent writing. I wish you all the best and God Bless You.

  • Jean Meuser

    09/20/2017 08:31 AM

    Well I have to say I was "proud to tears" after OUR President finished his Message to the U.N. Frankly I get tired of presentations at any gatherings referenced as a speech. It was a MESSAGE people. Loud and clear. It was spoken with strong and deliberate courage saying exactly what he thought. Sure there will always be some things spoken that a few won't agree on. But I have to ask; Isn't it about time Americans (?) start to consider their country? Maybe it should be a requirement to study the Constitution in depth before graduating school. Also, a detailed certificate showing a detailed study in all parts of our country's History. This seems to be a conversation now days; forget history. Now we are in the midst of the "take down" of visual reminders of that History. Hey! Wait a minute. I just thought of something regarding the noticeable increase in Alzheimer's. You know the disappearing memory of personal history!!! To refuse to study our country's History is a little like that except it's by choice. Isn't there places in our own personal history we wish could be taken away? Sure! But its part of what makes us who and what we are in the present. Our country is still the USA, but it is the people who reside within the BOARDERS that make it the country it is. In thinking of our President's message, it should be applied to courage to face the problems in our country. Honestly and with truth. To run from truth and history would define a cowards way out. Oh yes. immediately after our President's message, I bowed to the Lord and thanked him for the miracle we have in the leader we have. Let's pray for courage to go forward as Americans !!! Remember?? THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; Our home on earth.