Trump tells Naval Academy graduates 'they are respecting us again'

Donald Trump Says ‘Our Ancestors Tamed a Continent' and ‘We Are Not Going to Apologize for America’

Update, 11:10 a.m.: President Donald Trump told graduates at the United States Naval Academy that "we have begun the great rebuilding of the USA military".

In closing, the president said the graduates now spearhead the most powerful military in the world and at a very crucial time.

"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 have rediscovered our identity, regained our stride and we're proud again".

"We'll see what happens". A lot. We are not going to apologize for America. He also patted himself on the back for giving troops pay raises "for the first time in over 10 years", even though the military receives pay raises every year.

"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. Trump repeatedly warned Thursday the USA military would be ready if Kim reacted "foolishly" and the region returned to heightened tensions. We are going to stand up for our values.

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.

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

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"The best way to prevent war, is to be fully prepared for war", Trump said.

A lot, ' he told Naval Academy graduates.

On the defense sequester, Trump said this: "We have ended the disastrous defense sequester".

"We are going to be stronger than ever before", he said. "Yes, America is back".

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

Trump repeatedly knocked former President Obama as he spoke to the 1,042 graduating midshipmen along with family and guests at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Friday morning.

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