Skip to comments.Trump Rallies (and Surprises) Navy Grads:
Posted on 05/25/2018 11:32:30 AM PDT by Kaslin
President Trump traveled from the White House to Annapolis, Maryland Friday morning to give the commenement address for the 2018 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class.
"You are now leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military," President Trump said to a stadium filled with 30,000 people. "Each of you will make your own mark on the Navy, the Marine Corps, the military, and the history of our great nation...There is no hill our Marines our cant take and there is no stronghold the SEALs cant breach. There is no sea the Navy cant brave."
"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," he continued. "America is the greatest fighting force for peace, justice, and freedom in the history of the world."
The president joked about the football rivalry between Navy and Army, then proceeded to ask if they were "sick of winning yet." He also informed the cadets that hundreds of new ships are on their way and said the days of depleted military funding are over.
"No money for the military? Those days are over," he said. We know that the best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war.
Near the end of his remarks, the president said he was told he would stay and shake hands with the top 100 graduates. The number was limited for the sake of time. He turned to the crowd and asked if he should stay to shake hands with all of the cadets, which totaled more than 1000.
"What should I do?!" he asked.
After chants of "Stay! Stay! Stay!" he made the decision to stay and greet every cadet receiving a diploma.
"Together their is nothing America can't do. Absolutely nothing," Trump said. "We are all in for America like never before. We are all in for our great country."
Strive for excellence, live for adventure, think big, dream bigger, push further, sail faster, fly higher, and never, ever stop reaching for greatness, he concluded. As long as we are united with the same mission, the same purpose, the same patriotic heart, we will win because we are one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God.
What a refreshing change. The prior POTUS would have probably lectured them about being accepting of transgendered military members, being careful not to be disrespectful to Muslims, suggested that guns are just not necessary for any reason, and so on....
That was a pretty awesome speech.
Preach it, brother!
Not to mention say “corpsemen.”
I saw the whole event!
Our President gave an inspiring speech and put his whole heart in it!
Then he stood there for 1-1/2 hours in the sun.....no sun glasses.....and thanked and shook the hands of every single one!
LOVE MY PRESIDENT!
“You are now leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military,”
Absolutely correct. It sure ain’t the fbi.
Just IMAGINE how John McCain is SEETHING WITH RAGE at this very moment while watching video of this event. Makes me smile.
That’s typical of leaders in private industry. A lot of times you’ll read about owners in their 80s and even 90s who work 16 hour days.
Trump appears to thrive on hard work. He’d go nuts if he had to take it easy.
They will talk about that the rest of their lives!
Trump is really a “street kid” raised in Jamaica, Queens, NYC in the 1940s-1950s. Those of us that also did the same when our boys and girls came back from the Atlantic & Pacific after WWII. I remember banging pots and pans. I remember “Gold Stars” in the windows and seeing mothers, fathers, family mourn for their lost ones. I remember when we, as Americans stood as one with love of country, our leaders and our fighting men and woman.
Trump remembers this....too. His heart beats with love for average American people, all kinds, all of us. Yes, he is the POTUS...but he knows that these kids getting their diplomas today, could be fighting in the years to come to protect and save our country, its freedom and love for God Almighty. He did the right thing today and these cadets will never forget it!!! God bless, POTUS, Trump...the majority of the American people stand with you!!! “MAGA”
That was a great thing Trump did. It’s a wise boss who mingles with the help and hand out praise. Doesn’t cost the boss a dime and the return for the gesture is 10x. The help considers it priceless. Well done, sir.
I watched it on Fox News
That arrogant pos always did that, didn’t he?
He owns the political landscape. Not only here, but virtually around the world.
Ah, the president is a man.
The previous office holder was a.............(insert plethora of appropriately descriptive comments here about the...thing....that besmirched the office).
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Awesome video of Pres. Trump shaking hands of Naval Academy graduates for 90 minutes. Heres every single one in under a minute.
HRC was thinking about doing the same thing except they needed a sturdier back brace to keep her from toppling over and a escalator instead of any steps - -
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