As a Ronald Reagan fangirl, I’m ashamed I didn’t realize this earlier.
You know how the #TrumpKimSummit’s official date is June 12th? (Singapore is ahead of us, OK?) Something else significant in history happened on June 12th.
Ronald Reagan gave his famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech at the Brandenburg Gate. (For the record, I’m such a fan that I actually have a Brandenburg Gate Pandora charm– NOT because I’ve ever been to the area, but because I love that speech.)
— American History TV (@cspanhistory) June 12, 2018
.@seanhannity: “The @POTUS is now following the lead of a predecessor named Ronald Reagan. And just like President @realDonaldTrump, Reagan deployed a policy, a philosophy of peace through strength, trust by verify, a very aggressive military posture.” #Hannity pic.twitter.com/aKSEEpgxGL
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 12, 2018
I don’t know if he actually chose the date for that reason, but it’s cool to think about. Gives me chills.
I’m just gonna leave this here. You know. For Pelosi.
every time you hear a hawk saying Trump sold out conservative principle in his summit with Kim, remember: The most prominent hawks in Washington said the same thing when Reagan embraced Gorbachev https://t.co/2ElmZHXlNW
— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) June 12, 2018