“Trump’s Defining Speech”
– Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board praised President Trump’s historic speech in Warsaw, noting it “offered the core of what could become a governing philosophy,” and is a “determined and affirmative defense of the Western tradition.” The speech “contained affirmation of ideas and principles and related them to the current political moment,” but it’s “most provocative argument was about our way of life,” the Journal wrote, noting the speech was both a warning to the West and a call to action.
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At Fox News, former Bush and Reagan official Robert Charles writes that in Warsaw, “President Trump gave the most powerful speech of his presidency” in an “echo of Reagan’s ‘tear down this wall’ speech.” The Daily Caller wrote on the Polish crowd’s enthusiastic reception of the President by chanting “Donald Trump.”
Domestically, The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard cites the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster “its campaign to deport criminal illegal immigrants by getting countries to stop blocking the transfers and take them back.” Because of the effort, “countries that refuse to take back illegals has been cut in half,” representing a “big win for Trump,” Bedard writes.
On the healthcare front, in the Omaha World-Herald, Bob Hallstrom, the National Federation of Independent Business’ Nebraska state director, writes that “repeal of Obamacare should not be a partisan issue,” outlining the soaring costs and reduced coverage Nebraskans face under the law. And The Washington Free Beacon reports that “Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program is forcing smaller health insurers and some of the remaining co-ops to pay higher charges,” rewarding some big insurers in the process.
Economically, it was another strong jobs month. Reuters reports Wall Street extended gains on Friday, “powered by robust jobs data and a rebound in technology stocks.” More people are looking for work, the wire service said, “a sign of confidence in the labor market.”