President Donald Trump has endured widespread mockery from the mainstream media for Watching TV, including a variety of cable news networks, whenever the POTUS is debating what sort of tactics to use next.
But as usual, our friends in the liberal press have a short memory.
President Ronald Reagan was acutely aware of TV and sometimes adjusted policy based on movies and television broadcasts. One such incident occurred when the Gipper watched an infamous made-for-TV movie called The Day After, a depiction of a full-scale nuclear war with Russia and its tragic aftermath.
Reagan was moved by the film. Soon, he announced to the world that “there are too many nuclear weapons” and convinced other leaders of military superpowers to agree.
Trump, a non-interventionist, was clearly moved by footage of gasping, suffering children in Syria who were victims of a hideous chemical attack by President Assad. Today the President ordered a missile strike, which successfully destroyed an aircraft base belonging to the brutal dictator.