Trump’s Reagan-esque rhetoric upsets Venezuela official at UN

· September 19, 2017  
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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza speaks to reporters during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Seth Wenig | AP Photo

 

One of the more awesome moments of President Trump’s excellent speech before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday came when he forthrightly confronted the evils of socialism.

“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented,” President Trump said. “From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.”

Venezuela foreign minister Jorge Arreaza accused President Trump of racism and attempted to paint him as unnecessarily antagonistic, comparing him to … Ronald Reagan.

“This racist and supremacist theory which he’s espousing, this return to the Cold [War] world — for a moment we didn’t know if we were listening to President Reagan in 1982 or to President Trump in 2017,” Arreaza said.

“He returns to the ideological conflicts that are surpassed already in the world,” he said. 

This is hilarious, because Arreaza (and the socialist regime he speaks for) believes the Reagan comparison is an insult. In reality, this demonstrates why Trump’s speech was a major success.

As president, Ronald Reagan expressed his distaste for the Soviet Union’s system in bold, uncertain terms, referring to it as an “evil empire.” The Soviets hated Reagan for attacking their doomed ideology.

Likewise, the Venezuelan government hates President Trump’s brutally honest words about the oppressive, failed ideology of socialism.

Jose Arreaza is absolutely right; President Trump did sound like Reagan at the United Nations. Every American should hope that Trump continues to not only sound like Reagan, but act like him, too.


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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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