Trump talks to Naval Academy grads on how to pronounce Nevada

Marcus Newton
May 26, 2018

"Yes, they are respecting us again".

An United States Naval Academy graduate celebrates with his diploma as US President Donald Trump shakes hands during a ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on May 25, 2018.

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

The president blamed "cynics and critics" for trying to "tear down" the United States. "In recent years, the problem grew worse. We're going to see what happens".

"Our country has regained the respect that we used to have long ago", said Trump, who did not mention North Korea in his remarks. We are going to stand up for America.

"You are now leaders of the most power and righteous forces on the face of the planet, the United States Military", he said.

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"And we are going to stand up for our men and women in uniform".

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".

Before leaving for the address, Trump said on Twitter said he looks "forward to being with some of the greatest people on earth!"

The president also touted his administration's work in securing $700 billionfor our nation's "war fighters", and said we will have the strongest military ever. "No more apologies", Trump told the crowd.

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 president began his commencement address by praising the graduates' diligence and patriotism, in a speech that seemed to largely stick to the script. "And if a fight must come there is no other alternative: Victory, winning, handsome words, but that's what it's all about".

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