Shortly after Donald Trump wrapped his much-heralded address on foreign policy today, superfan Ann Coulter took to Twitter to declare its place in history:
GREATEST FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH SINCE WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 27, 2016
Yes, Donald Trump’s speech was the “greatest foreign policy speech since Washington’s Farewell Address.” I’m just going to assume Coulter’s caps lock key was broken when she typed this tweet. (She should really get that fixed.)
If that is the case, Coulter believes Trump’s address was better than:
- Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he warned of the “military-industrial complex.”
- Teddy Roosevelt’s 1901 “big stick” speech at the Minnesota State Fair.
- John F. Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis address to the nation.
According to Coulter, Trump’s effort today also surpassed Ronald Reagan’s 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate in which he demanded “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Not to mention Reagan’s 1983 “evil empire” speech, which she must love.
Somehow I doubt that history will agree with Coulter’s assessment.