By Mary Washington
While the rest of the world shuddered in horror at President Donald Trump’s United Nation speech, where he threatened to annihilate the entire country of North Korea, some Republicans think it was a resounding success.
FOX News’ Sean Hannity, always a staunch Trump supporter, compared it to President Franklin Roosevelt’s first inaugural speech.
“I thought the speech was amazing,” said Hannity. “It was the best speech I’ve heard in eight years. I compare it to FDR when he said ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’”
Other Republicans were equally gushing in their praise.
FOX News’ Lou Dobbs said, “He is, I think, at this point a more accepted and possibly the strongest individual to serve in the Oval Office in my lifetime, and I’m including Ronald Reagan. He’s established himself as the leader of this nation.”
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton was equally effusive in his praise.
“This was the best speech of the Trump presidency, in my view,” said Bolton, speaking on FOX News. “II think the centerpiece of the speech was the criticism of the behavior of North Korea and Iran. And I think it’s safe to say, in the entire history of the United Nations, there has never been a more straightforward criticism of the behavior, the unacceptable behavior of other member states. On North Korea, the president said that if we are forced to, ‘we will have no choice’ but the total destruction of North Korea. I think people will remember that.”
However, Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, said Trump’s only made the world less safe, according to Alternet.
“Trump failed to outline a path out of the crisis,” said Kimball. “It was an abdication of American leadership on the most important issue before the United Nations—North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. It’s yet another sign that we’re in a dangerous new phase in North Korea and other countries are going to have to step up because the United States isn’t leading.”