Politics: Trump Speech to Show Readiness to be Commander-in-Chief

Posted April 27, 2016 at 11:27am

The Wall Street Journal reports that “Donald Trump, fresh from his latest series of primary wins, will deliver a rare policy speech Wednesday aimed at calming some Republicans’ fears about his ability to deal with global crises.”  

“Mr. Trump’s speech, to be delivered in Washington, D.C., is part of an effort to present the GOP front-runner as a leader ready to become commander-in-chief, following months of raucous rallies and incendiary statements about his competitors, ethnic groups and sometimes other countries.”  

“Supporters have lauded Mr. Trump’s blunt, sometimes confrontational approach to China, Mexico and the Middle East. But critics from both parties say he oversimplifies global dynamics and misunderstands the intentions of leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin.”