Did you hear President Trump’s speech today honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day?
It was truly amazing.
And if you missed it, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Our wonderful President was in France today, where he gave the historic speech:
I've got the video of the full speech video for you at the bottom, but first look at this praise from USA Today:
Capping off a week in which he drew protests in London and criticizeda member of the British royal family, President Donald Trump delivered one of his most well-received speeches in Normandy, France, on Thursday.
Speaking on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France during World War II, Trump honored the dead and paid tribute to survivors, a solemn duty of American presidents.
The address near Omaha Beach won praise from supporters and critics alike – though some said Trump undercut his message by also giving a political interview to Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
"He knew the importance of the occasion," said James Carafano, vice president of national security and foreign policy at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation, saying that Trump has also delivered good speeches previously on topics like Afghanistan and Iran, and at venues like the United Nations.
Trump is an "unconventional statesman," he said, "but he can be a statesman."
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group consulting firm and a frequent Trump critic, tweeted that D-Day was the "best speech of Trump’s presidency. Kept to script, not about him, maintained dignity and honor of the occasion."
Conservative activist Bill Kristol, a frequent critic of Trump, also said the president did a good job with his speech.
Beforehand, however, with the crosses of the Normandy cemetery in the background, Trump in his Fox News interview described former special counsel Robert Mueller as a "fool" and called Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "disaster."
Pelosi, who also attended the ceremony in Normandy, refused to get drawn in, telling reporters: “I don’t talk about the president while I’m out of the country. That’s my principle."
"It was a normal and appropriate presidential speech for the occasion, a standard he rarely achieves," said Kristol, now a director of a group called Defending Democracy Together. "And he kind of ruined the day with his Fox interview."
Other critics also gave Trump high marks, though some were grudging.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who was covering the speech from France, called it the strongest speech of Trump's presidency, and cited, in particular, the president's kind words for allies. “I hope he means it," Scarborough said.
Praise abounded on Twitter as well:
And from Fox News, check out the truly stunning praise from some surprising sources:
President Trump’s speech on Thursday honoring the brave Allied fighters who "stood in the fires of hell" on the 75th anniversary of D-Day drew unexpected acclaim from two of his biggest mainstream media critics: CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.
“This is perhaps the most on-message moment of Donald Trump’s presidency today. 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,” Acosta said on CNN immediately following the speech.
The CNN White House reporter is often combative with Trump and members of his administration but praised Trump’s remark that the men who stormed the beach are among the greatest Americans who have ever lived.
“That could not be more of a fact check true,” Acosta said. “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.’”
Even Jim Acosta and Joe Scarborough complimented President Trump’s D-Day anniversary speech.
Acosta then said Trump “hit all of the right moments” when paying respect to the D-Day heroes.
Over on MSNBC, recurrent Trump critic Scarborough echoed Acosta’s thoughts.
“[Trump] delivered what, again, I believe is the strongest speech of his presidency,” Scarborough said, noting that it was a “beautiful moment” when Trump acknowledged that many of the troops feel the “heroes were the ones that never came back” but the survivors formed a remarkable generation.
Here is the full speech if you missed it:
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