- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Some of President Trump’s most outspoken critics had surprise, glowing words of praise on Thursday following the president’s speech to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, delivered before veterans and dignitaries alike in Normandy, France.

“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,” CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta told his network.

“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 added.

CNN’s Dana Bash also offered her compliments. noting that Mr. Trump’s speech “moved people, and he did so by understanding exactly what he was supposed to do.”

On MSNBC, morning host Joe Scarborough called Mr. Trump’s speech “the strongest speech of his presidency,” while co-host Mika Brzezinski noted that the president’s words and manner “measured up to the moment and really was a true salute to the unity of this day.”



In his review, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius complimented the meaningful moments of the speech and Mr. Trump’s delivery. Veteran NBC newsman Tom Brokaw praised the content and style of the speech, then simply declared that Mr. Trump “got it right.”

The kind words for the president became a story in itself, sparking at least a dozen reviews in news organizations, citing the phenomenon and declaring it a new cultural moment.

“Hell freezes over as Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough praise Trump’s D-Day speech,” wrote Fox News analyst Brian Flood.

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