Trump Tells Grads 'You Don't Give Up, You Don't Give In'

Isaac Cain
May 25, 2018

The president promised to shake the hands of every Naval Academy graduate following his speech. Last year, Trump addressed the Coast Guard Academy.

He also used the speech to highlight his own efforts to boost USA defense spending, touting what he called a "great rebuilding of the United States military". As he hailed the late Bruce Van Voorhis of the class of 1929, a war hero and one-time Nevadan, Trump joked that the Naval Academy graduate "spent most of his time teaching city slickers from the East the correct pronunciation of Nevada". A lot. We are not going to apologize for America.

"Our economy is the strongest it's ever been and our country has regained the respect that we used to have long ago overseas", he said in the commencement speech in Annapolis, Maryland. We are respected again.

Trump delivered the commencement speech in Annapolis a day after highlighting American military preparedness as he canceled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"The best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war", said Trump, hoping that the grads would never have to use their "beautiful, new, powerful equipment".

It will mark Trump's first commencement address at the academy. 'We are not going to apologize for America, we are going to stand up for America.

Trump Tells Grads 'You Don't Give Up, You Don't Give In'

"What should I do?" he asked the crowd.

President Donald Trump waves as he finishes speaking to the media, while walking to the Marine One helicopter Friday, May 25, 2018, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

"Together you are the tip of the spear, the edge of the blade and the front of the shield defending and protecting our great country", Trump said.

"Let me guess. You're still not exhausted of winning".

"I'll stay, I'll stay", the president said, responding to the applause from the audience.

"Winning is such a great feeling isn't it?"

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