Good speech, Mr. President

President Trump followed in the tradition of previous Presidents when he noted in yesterday’s speech to the United Nations that aggression by North Korea would result in its destruction.

Trump is hardly the first president to remind North Korea of America’s ability to obliterate it.

He also lifted a page from Margaret Thatcher in calling out socialism for the grinding poverty it creates.

“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented,” he said in front of the United Nations General Assembly, which was greeted with a long pause and then some applause.

“From the Soviet Union to Cuba, Venezuela — wherever through socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish, devastation, and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime.”