If you are like me, you have a hard time figuring out what has gotten into CNN. But on Tuesday, the station had high praise for President Trump’s 9/11 speech… With David Gergen calling it the best speech of his presidency. Even Host Poppy Harlow could not deny the speech was both touching and powerful at the same time.
In that speech, President Trump separated himself from the two previous presidents by declaring the 9/11 attacks of being committed by radical Islamic terrorists.
Harlow: “Quite a tribute there to the American lives lost, murdered on 9/11, from the president speaking just now in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.”
Gergen: “It’s beautifully written. Very thoughtful speech by the president. I think easily one of his best speeches.”
“For a moment, Poppy, one could almost forget the chaos around us. The acrimony, the poison and come together. You can only hope that the president will navigate that course again. That he’ll understand that the kind of speech he gave today brings us back together. And helps in that regard. And that if he will take the … lead the way, maybe we can find our way to a better place as a nation.”
“40 incredible men and women showed the whole world that no force on Earth will ever conquer the American spirit. We treasure their memory. We cherish their legacy and we ask God to forever bless the immortal heroes of Flight 93. Thank you. God bless you. God bless the families and God bless the United States of America.”
This would be high praise under normal circumstances, but coming from CNN, it’s surreal. Here’s a video showing some of President Trump’s speech from that day. It truly is worth another watch if you’ve already saw it and if you haven’t… let us know what you think in the comments below.