CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough had uncharacteristic praise for President Donald Trump thanks to his D Day memorial speech, according to Fox News.
“This is perhaps the most on-message moment of Donald Trump’s presidency today. We were all wondering if he would veer from his remarks, go off of his script but he stayed on script, stayed on message and, I think, rose to the moment,” Acosta said on CNN immediately following the speech according to Fox News.
While Acosta has a history of an unfriendly relationship with Trump and his cabinet members, he didn’t hold back praising the Commander-in-Chief for his comments on the men who gave their lives 75 years ago.
“That could not be more of a fact check true,” Acosta said. “It was really one of those moments that Donald Trump needed to rise to in order to, I think, walk away from the cemetery, walk away from this hallowed ground and have 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.’”
The CNN senior White House correspondent also said that the president “hit all the right moments” while paying his respects.
The same type of sentiments were echoed on MSNBC when Scarborough went out of his way to praise Trump and his comments representing the United States for the anniversary of D Day.
“[Trump] delivered what, again, I believe is the strongest speech of his presidency,” Scarborough said, also noting what he called a “beautiful moment” when Trump acknowledged that many of the troops feel the “heroes were the ones that never came back” but the survivors were and are a remarkable generation.
The president also tweeted about the remembrance, including a video, featuring some of the men who remember that day.
“Today, we remember those who fell, and we honor all who fought, here in Normandy. They won back this ground for civilization,” Trump tweeted. “To more than 170 Veterans of the Second World War who join us today: You are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live! #DDay75thAnniversary”
Today, we remember those who fell, and we honor all who fought, here in Normandy. They won back this ground for civilization. To more than 170 Veterans of the Second World War who join us today: You are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live! #DDay75thAnniversary pic.twitter.com/n0uIVHlkRL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2019