Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump's "Islamic Extremism" Speech Hailed by Ex-Aides to Nixon, Reagan, and Gore

At Newsmax by John Gizzi

President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday calling on leaders of Muslim countries to defeat "Islamic extremism and the Islamist and Islamic terror of all kinds" received high marks from foreign policy experts who served in Republican and Democratic White Houses.

To a person, aides to Republican former Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and to Democratic former Vice President Al Gore told Newsmax Monday that Trump's address to the Arab Islamic American Summit was both moving and significant in terms of U.S. policy in the Middle East.
"My impression us that the speech is that it was measured and substantive," said Richard V. Allen, former national security adviser to President Reagan, "[Trump's remarks]should go a long way to assuaging our allies and others in the region. And by that I mean the Arab Allies."

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