President Trump stands up for America in NATO, Russia Meetings.
St. Louis, MO: President Donald Trump's European trip has dominated headlines for days, particularly his meetings on Monday with Russian president Vladimir Putin. President Trump displayed an excellent command of foreign diplomacy at the summit, reminding us of Ronald Reagan's summit with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. This morphed the Trump Derangement Syndrome of liberals, the media, and never-Trump Republicans into full-blown Helsinki Hysteria.
"At every opportunity, President Trump solidifies himself as a statesman, negotiator, and world leader," said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. "The media and the establishment have lost their minds because the President is keeping his promise. No President since Ronald Reagan has fought both for the American people and stability across the globe."
During yesterday's press conference with Putin, Trump said: "Nothing would be easier politically than to refuse to meet, to refuse to engage, but that would not accomplish anything… I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics."
Ed Martin continued: "Watching President Trump's great performance and the following negativity from the left, the RINOs, and the media reminds me of Phyllis Schlafly's praise of President Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986. At the climax of the Cold War, President Reagan sought peace in an attempt to avoid all-out war. He was mercilessly criticized. The media reported that he was alone in his folly. But his work paid off. He stood his ground and saw the Soviets collapse.
"President Trump, too, must stay the course. Don't believe the media: the truth is, we aren't really 'competing' with Russia. They may have nukes, but in every other way they are trailing the United States – their economy, their liberties, their culture. What Trump did yesterday was to offer an olive branch to Russia, and a chance to be better than their past. We can't forget their history, but we can and must try to lead into the future.
"For the first time in a long time," Martin concluded, "We have an American leader willing to take a risk to pursue peace. Phyllis Schlafly knew that Reagan was right in Reykjavik. We are confident in Trump. Don't buy the media lies – they can save their sanctimony for another time. What you need to know is the opportunity for peace is real. Trust Trump."