The main headline I saw on the instant news coverage of Trump’s UN speech was Trump calling Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” and promising to destroy North Korea if he had to.
But Barack Obama used the same language last year, as I’ll show you.
I’ll also show you why that was the least interesting thing Trump said today.
More important, for example, were his remarks about Iran, and Obama’s deal with them.
Although Trump named the problem, he didn’t name a solution. And while it was refreshing to hear a president use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” for him to add that Saudi Arabia is out of the terrorism business is premature.
He addressed the refugee problem in a pragmatic way:
For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region.
Trump also spent a lot of time talking about Venezuela:
The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.
Compared to Obama, or Trudeau, or even George W. Bush, Trump’s speech was a home run.
But compared to Trump the 2016 candidate, it was so-so...
NEXT: Gordon Chang and I take a deeper look at Trump's statements about North Korea at the UN today.
THEN: Professor Salim Mansur joins me to talk about the risks to our Charter rights and freedoms posed by the Liberals' "anti-Islamophobia" motion M-103.
FINALLY: Your messages to me!