Trump Defends The West

PA Pundits - International

By Lee Edwards ~

There is something about a crisis and a foreign venue that brings out the best in an American president.

In June 1963, when the Berlin Wall seemed permanent and the Iron Curtain impenetrable, President John F. Kennedy traveled to West Berlin to reassure the captive peoples of Eastern and Central Europe they had not been forgotten.

In perhaps the most eloquent speech of his presidency, Kennedy proclaimed: “All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner.’”

Elitists in Europe and the United States were dismissive of U.S. President Donald Trump’s address in Poland. (Photo: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters/Newscom)

Kennedy’s inspiring words heartened the millions living under communism behind the Iron Curtain and stiffened the resolve of the free world to challenge Soviet aggression.

In June 1987, in the 42nd year…

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