In the video NASA Administrator Bridenstine Chats with Elon Musk of SpaceX Bridenstine uses "very historic" three times out of four times near the beginning of the video:
- the historic launch complex
- is a very historic I would say not just
- but a very historic monument
- at this very historic site
Question: Can something be "very historic"? If so, under what circumstances would its usage be appropriate?
This is a little amusing as it parallels an episode of an old ("historic?") US television show where the character of the president reads a NASA-prepared statement and then critiques it. Starting just after
02:36 in The West Wing - Galileo V:
(President reading teleprompter:) Good morning I ‘m speaking to you live from the west wing of the Whitehouse. Today we have a very unique opportunity to take part live, in an extremely historic event which… whoa, boy!
(Critiquing the statement to the NASA writer:) Unique means one of a kind, something can’t be very unique nor can it be extremely historic.