Bret Baier on Montana Talks: Three Days in Moscow
The above photo was taken 30 years ago this month, as President Reagan delivered the message of freedom first hand to Moscow, Russia in 1988. Reagan's trip is now detailed in a new book by Bret Baier, the host of Special Report on the Fox News Channel.
Bret joined Aaron Flint on Monday's "Montana Talks" radio show on the eve of the launch of his new book, "Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire."
In the last chapter of his book, Bret looks at the foreign policy of Donald Trump compared to Ronald Reagan. On "Montana Talks," he said, "I'm not saying that President Trump is President Reagan, but there are similarities in the world they face."
Thanks to details that have since been declassified, Bret tells Aaron Flint how he found an interesting nugget from Reagan's limo ride to the famous Brandenburg Gate speech in Berlin. That was the famous "tear down that wall" speech delivered by President Reagan. Bret Baier points out that Reagan's advisers were against it. The West Germans were against it. And then, he tells me this:
He (Reagan) turns to an aide in the car and says, 'the boys at State are gonna kill me, but this is the right thing to do.' So he does it. The sky doesn't fall. Five months later Gorbachev comes to Washington, signs a nuclear arms treaty. Two years later, the wall that he spoke in front of is gone.
Now, you can make similarities to President Trump, and Rocket Man, and the UN speech, and the 'my button's bigger than yours' and all the aggressive terminology in a different way. And people were saying, 'he's going to draw us into a war with North Korea.' Well, fast forward a few months, and June 12th is the Singapore summit with the North Korean leader. By the way, June 12th it happens to be 1987 is the day that Reagan delivers the Brandenburg Gate speech in Berlin.
The Washington Free Beacon also has a write-up on Baier's new book, which can be found here.
Watch President Reagan's 1988 speech by clicking below (note what he said about the "information revolution" 3 minutes into the speech):