Naval Academy Grads Cheer Trump: 'America is back'

Naval Academy Grads Cheer Trump: 'America is back'

Andrew Cummings
May 26, 2018

President Trump on Friday gave a triumphant, patriotic speech to 2018 graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy, promising to stand up for the U.S. without apology and hailing what he said was the re-emergence of American confidence since he took office.

Trump said Friday that "we will have the strongest military that we ever had".

"We're talking to them now", Trump said. "A lot of things have happened, we're respected again". 'We are not going to apologize for America, we are going to stand up for America.

Naval Academy Grads Cheer Trump: 'America is back'

"Technically, Mr. Trump did not repeal the defense sequester, which refers to limits placed on military spending enacted in 2011", the Times pointed out.

A precedent set by presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama was broken when Vice President Mike Pence gave the address previous year, as Trump was in Sicily for a Group of Seven summit. We are going to stand up for our values.

"A nation must have pride in its history to have confidence in its future", Trump said Friday.

The president promised to shake the hands of every Naval Academy graduate following his speech.

He told the graduates that a robust military made America safer as "you're less likely to have to use it if you have it", but said that if the USA must fight, then it should fight to win.

Trump's address comes one day after he scrapped a planned nuclear summit with North Korea, raising fears of renewed tensions in the region.

The President also credited himself during the commencement speech for a shift in U.S. posture around the globe, vowing "no more apologies" on the world stage.

"If a fight must come, there is no other alternative", he said.

President Donald Trump said at a Naval Academy commencement address Friday that "our ancestors tamed a continent", adding that "we are not going to apologize for America". "America is back", he said. "Victory. Winning. Beautiful words", Trump said.

By law, troops are required to receive a pay raise of at least 1 percent per year.

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