- Newt Gingrich, Fox News
Newt Gingrich, a political contributor for Fox News, writes that “in one of the most important speeches of his presidency” at the UN General Assembly, President Trump “outlined a new standard for American leadership on the world stage.” Gingrich further comments that President Trump’s address was “reminiscent of Winston Churchill’s warnings,” in the years leading up to World War II, and that he hopes the member nations will listen to the President’s call to “reawaken their sense of national sovereignty,” and be aware of the importance in defending themselves. While some may see the president’s speech as “divergent, isolationist, and dangerous,” this view ignores history as President Trump simply reiterates what every member of the United Nations is expected to do: put the interests of its own citizens first, Gingrich concludes.
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In The Washington Times, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas writes that President Trump’s speech to the UNGA may have been his “finest speech as president,” saying “it was clear about the president’s objectives and concise about how he and any nations that wish to join him might hope to achieve them.”
In ObamaCare news, the Hoover Institution’s Lanhee Chen writes in The Wall Street Journal that the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill “would eliminate some of ObamaCare’s most unpopular provisions and enact reforms that would lower costs, expand choices, promote federal fiscal responsibility, and give power back to states and consumers.”
Regarding tax reform, in The Daily Signal, the Heritage Foundation’s Patrick Tyrrell and Anthony Kim state that “America’s high and uncompetitive corporate tax rate encourages American companies to relocate overseas, taking jobs, opportunities, and economic freedom with them,” saying that “the solution is to reform the corporate tax so it no longer takes away the economic freedom of America’s working families.”
On immigration, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) comments in The Arizona Republic that Congress should work with the President to build a southern border wall, saying the media and others inside the Beltway “conveniently” ignore “the dangers an unsecured border poses to American communities.”
And in The Washington Times, the Potomac Strategy Group’s Matt Mackowiak remarks that President Trump has racked up a string of successes recently, highlighting the recent legislative deal on the debt ceiling and hurricane relief funding, the introduction of a new Obamacare repeal bill, and the President’s speech at the UN General Assembly.