Far-left CNN journalist Jim Acosta couldn’t help but taking some shots at Donald Trump as he reported live from Normany on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. During live coverage on Thursday, of the President’s speech honoring those who fought on the beaches, Acosta detoured: “Now, one thing we should point out, one of the reasons why President Trump was delayed, one of the reasons why he was late getting here, he was sitting down with a Fox News personality before his speech began.”
He complained, “And so it's possible he was dishing out a lot of that red meat while he was sitting down with Fox before giving this speech.” Good to know that CNN wasn’t throwing out “red meat” for the left just prior to D-Day. Oh, wait.
Regarding Trump’s remark about the bond that was forged in fighting, and defeating the Nazis, Acosta made another political remark: “That is, obviously, going to, I think, put, not to rest, but at ease some of the concerns over here in Europe as to how committed President Trump is to the NATO alliance.”
Acosta managed to find some praise for Trump’s tribute to the D-Day heroes, allowing that it was “on-message” and the President “rose to the moment.”
I think this was perhaps the most on-message moment of Donald Trump's presidency today. We were all wondering whether he would veer from his remarks, go off of his script there, but he stayed on script, stayed on message and, I think, rose to the moment.
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6:47 AM ET
JOHN BERMAN: What stands out to me, Christiane, is the gratitude that has been shown. And we continue to see before us, as we look at more of these pictures, President Trump going through the crowd, thanking as many people as he can. And the French president, Emmanuel Macron, diving into the crowd practically with a huge smile on his face. And hugs from the French leader, embraces. And you can see President Trump, right there, just saying thank you to as many people as possible. Jim Acosta, you have heard so many of President Trump's speeches. This one stands out.
JIM ACOSTA: It certainly does, John. I think this was perhaps the most on message moment of Donald Trump's presidency today. We were all wondering whether he would veer from his remarks, go off of his script there, but he stayed on script, stayed on message and, I think, rose to the moment.
And as he was talking about those men gathered behind him, he described them as being among the greatest Americans who have ever lived. I mean that -- that could not be more of a fact check true if we could have found one. And it really was one of those moments that I think Donald Trump needed to rise to in order to, I think, walk away from the cemetery, walk away from this hallowed ground and have, you know, people back at home saying, you know what, no matter what I think about the current president of the United States, he said the right thing at Normandy, he did the right thing at Normandy. He really hit all of the right, I think, moments in that speech when he was paying respect to these heroes who were still with us.
And I think what I got a sense of from that speech from President Trump's remarks there, John, is that we're witnessing sort of the end of an era. That the greatest generation is beginning to pass us by. And thank goodness that at that moment, at the -- at this pivotal moment in our history, that both the president of the United States and the president of France, who lately have not been getting along very well with one another, were just hitting all the right notes throughout their remarks.
And it wasn't about these two leaders. That was what was remarkable about this ceremony this morning. It -- it was supposed to be about these men. It was supposed to be about their bravery and it was about their bravery and their courage. And I think we have to be grateful for all of that.
And as Christiane was saying, during the president's remarks he talked about that unbreakable bond that exists between the United States and the alliance that liberated Europe and began to defeat the Nazis during World War II. That is, obviously, going to, I think, put, not to rest, but at ease some of the concerns over here in Europe as to how committed President Trump is to the NATO alliance. There was certainly a lot of the right messaging in that speech that I think a lot of European leaders want to hear.
Now, one thing we should point out, one of the reasons why President Trump was delayed, one of the reasons why he was late getting here, he was sitting down with a Fox News personality before his speech began. And so it's possible he was dishing out a lot of that red meat while he was sitting down with Fox before giving this speech. But, you know, honestly, I think you have to put all of that to the side and recognize that this was just a really captivating, stirring, remarkable moment for the entire world to witness, as politics was just put aside, washed aside as we remember the bravery and courage of these men today.