Trump addresses Naval Academy saying U.S. has 'regained the respect'

Trump addresses Naval Academy saying U.S. has 'regained the respect'

Trump addresses Naval Academy saying U.S. has 'regained the respect'

President Trump addressed the U.S. Naval Academy graduation, where he said "we are witnessing the great reawakening of the American spirit".

"In case you haven't noticed, we have become a lot stronger lately", Trump said during a commencement address. "Our country has regained the respect that we used to have long ago overseas, yes they're respecting us again, yes, America is back".

Asked about the summit, Trump said Friday: "We'll see what happens, it could even be the 12th", referring to the June 12 date originally set. A lot. We are not going to apologize for America.

"You are warriors, you are champions, and you will lead us only to victory", Trump told the graduates.

Speaking to graduates, Trump praised the military, saying of the Navy "you don't give up, you don't give in". We are going to stand up for our values.

Mr. Trump pointed to the administration's $700 billion in spending this year to rebuild the military, plus $716 billion next year.

In his remarks at the commencement on Friday, Mr. Trump took note of the carrier Ford as he touted the size and strength of the country's naval forces, including what he said will eventually be "355 attractive ships" in the fleet.

Trump will give the commencement speech in Annapolis Friday, a day after highlighting American military preparedness as he canceled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon).

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

"Yes. America is back", he said, as the audience applauded. "We know the best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war". Winning is such a great feeling, isn't it a great feeling?

On Twitter Friday, Trump said he looks "forward to being with some of the greatest people on earth!"

The outcome of those discussions could have an impact on the 1,042-midshipmen class that graduated Friday.

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