Trump gives commencement address at US Naval Academy

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Trump is scheduled to speak at the Annapolis, Md., campus at 10 a.m. EDT.

Trump culminated the section of his address with a simple declaration: "America is back". "We have rediscovered our identity, regained our stride and we're proud again", Trump said. They very much want to do it. "We'll see what happens".

Mr. Trump pointed to the administration's $700 billion in spending this year to rebuild the military, plus $716 billion next year. It could even be the 12th (of June). They had traveled last weekend to Singapore and were stood up by the North Koreans.

When they called out for him to stay, the president said, "I'll stay, I'll stay". "No more apologies. We are going to stand up for our citizens, we are going to stand up for our values and we are going to stand up for our men and women in uniform", Trump said.

Carlos Barria  Reuters
Carlos Barria Reuters

This marked Trump's first time speaking to the academy's graduating class. But he also took time to hint that America has become stronger than ever during his presidency, and the country isn't apologizing for its behavior any longer.

"In every generation, there have been cynics and critics who try to tear down America". It's not working too well lately. But in recent years, the problem grew worse. "A growing number used their platforms to. weaken America's pride".

Trump says Friday in Annapolis that "we will have the strongest military that we ever had". We are going to stand up for America. "In the early years of Stockdale's seven-year imprisonment, the current president of the United States was enjoying the comforts of Wharton Business School, having received four draft deferments to attend college (he received another after graduation for supposedly having bone spurs in his heels)".

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