It’s hard to believe there are any NeverTrump Republicans left in the building after the president’s successful trip overseas last week. In his speech to Warsaw and his remarkably deft presence at the G20 summit in Hamburg, President Trump proved (again) that he is not only “fit to be president,” but that he is a far, FAR better representative of this great country than the last guy.
Trump started his trip with an amazing, Reaganesque speech in Poland, where he stood up for Western civilization, freedom, and everything else the left hates. In the speech, Trump touched on a number of subjects that never came out of the mouth of his predecessor, who could at times sound more like one of America’s chief critics than it’s president. Trump spoke of Poland’s commitment to liberty, the importance of cherishing democracy, and the crucial impact of God on Western civilization. He also spoke of the threats facing the West – Islamic terrorism, internal bureaucracy, trade imbalances, rogue nuclear states – and vowed to defeat these foes one and all. It was a speech for the ages, and one more sign that Trump will go down in history as one of the greats.
Lest we forget, not everyone embraced Ronald Reagan as a great Republican president right off the bat. It took months – years, even – before it was clear that Reagan’s radical approach to national security, economics, and domestic crime were what was best for the U.S. and her allies. In some cases, it was not until years after Reagan had left the mantle of the presidency behind that his critics began to grudgingly come around to the gospel truth. They couldn’t do anything BUT come around, because the facts surrounding his legacy were undeniable. You just had to have the guts to look at them.
It may be a while before Trump’s critics have the same courage, but it’s just as inevitable. With every passing day, the real-estate-mogul-turned-celebrity-turned politician is growing more and more comfortable in his role as leader of the free world. Remarkably, he has done so while retaining the more controversial aspects of his personality – the tweeting, the insults, the war with the media. But here we are, six months after Inauguration Day, and the left’s dire predictions (He’ll lead us straight into nuclear war! He’ll round up Muslims and Mexicans into concentration camps! He’ll abolish the press and declare himself a dictator! Etc. Etc.) have not come true. Instead, he sounds more “presidential” than he ever has, he’s rescued us from some of Obama’s worst policies, and he’s presided over one of the most remarkable economic booms this country has seen in decades.
This is winning. And it’s only the beginning.