...Trump "comes out looking better, not only as presidential, but as reaching out to Muslim leaders from around the world."
We Say: Our President struck a perfect chord with his speech in Riyadh. Neither preaching down to the Saudis nor groveling in apology for our very existence. It appeared King Salman and his kingdom received the speech quite favorably.
President Trump did have a bit of a head start with the Saudi king, being a United States President not named Barack. The speech was masterfully written and delivered. In fact, it was more politically correct than any of Obama’s recent speeches.
Appropriately enough for President Trump, check out some of the Twitter comments about the speech.
Republished from NewsMax.com, bMay 21, 2017. Image credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci. Contributor: Donald Krebs.
President Donald Trump’s speech garnered wide-ranging praise Sunday for a speech urging Islam to “drive out” terrorists – including comparisons to former President Ronald Reagan’s iconic speech to “tear down that wall” in Berlin.
Elliot Abrams, who served in foreign policy positions for Reagan and President George W. Bush told CNN that Trump “comes out looking better, not only as presidential, but as reaching out to Muslim leaders from around the world.”
“I think he has helped himself a lot in pushing back against the idea that the origin of his position is some kind of prejudice,” he told CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
Supporters hailed the tone and message on Twitter:
Entertainer Vinnie James said the speech —with its demand for Islam adherents to deal with terrorists and “drive them out” – was reminiscent of Reagan’s memorable call to “Tear down this wall.”
Fox News’ Eric Bolling also lavishly praised Trump’s remarks.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called the remarks “masterful.”
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