There is no arguing the horrific impact communism has had on people throughout history.
On Wednesday, Trump honored the victims of this ideology for the second year in a row on the National Day for the Victims of Communism.
Over the last century, more than 100 million people have lost their lives to communism.
President Trump released a statement honoring those victims.
“On the National Day for the Victims of Communism, we honor the memory of the more than 100 million people who have been killed and persecuted by communist totalitarian regimes,” he stated.
“We also reaffirm our steadfast support for those who strive for peace, prosperity, and freedom around the world,” the statement continued.
The president’s statement was well-received and appreciated by the Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Foundation, Marion Smith, who thanked Trump in a tweet:
— Marion Smith (@smithmarion) November 7, 2018
Trump and Communist Leaders
President Trump finds himself in a very precarious situation of having to negotiate with several communist and authoritarian regimes, while avoiding validating how these “leaders” run their countries.
When Trump first came into office, he worked to roll back some of the concessions made to some of these regimes by former President Barack Obama.
Most notably were the concessions made to Cuba and Venezuela.
Trump, however, has been less critical of Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, something liberals have jumped all over.
While he obviously is not in favor of their ideology, Trump is pursuing diplomacy in an effort to work with Russia to defeat ISIS as well as persuading North Korea to denuclearize.
If President Trump is able to accomplish those feats while in office, it will no doubt go down as some of the greatest achievements of any president in the history of our country.