After giving a tremendous commencement speech to Navy graduates in Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday, President Donald Trump left a “yuge” impression on the crowd as he performed one gesture that put Barack Obama to shame. You won’t want to miss this.
The President opened his speech by congratulating the “amazing class of 2018” as the crowd cheered at his remarks. “To the men and women about to be commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy and 2nd Lieutenants in the Marine Corps, let me say on behalf of the entire nation, we could not be more proud of the United States Naval Academy class of 2018, thank you,” Trump said.
As Trump celebrated the accomplishments of the graduates, he focused on his administration’s mission in regards to the United States Armed Forces, saying, “We have begun the great rebuilding of the U.S. military.” True to his word, the President notably signed a spending budget on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, which included $700 billion in military funding.
The President also reminded the graduates of what is most important to him when it comes to the safety and security of the United States. “We will have the strongest military that we ever had,” he said. “And, when did we ever need it more?” Trump remarked.
I could not agree more with our President. After our military took devastating hits in funding during Barack Obama’s presidency, there were some very serious concerns that we were not even capable of defending our country on two fronts. This is part of the legacy of former President Obama and his Democratic supporters in Congress.
Trump didn’t beat around the bush when it came to describing his strategy for military intervention. “The best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war,” the President said, according to the Navy Times. He added that if “a fight must come, there is no other alternative” than “victory.” This is a far cry from the passive persona of Obama and his never-ending America shaming rhetoric.
During his speech, Trump didn’t forget to remind the graduates of how important it is to uphold the fighting spirit of the United States military. “You don’t give up, you don’t give in,” he said. The President also emphasized his commitment to our beloved veterans in his speech. After delivering his remarks, the President decided to perform one gesture that really put Obama to shame.
According to Daily Caller, Trump demonstrated his love and admiration for our military by offering to shake the hands of every single graduate — more than 1,000 midshipmen. “I was given an option. I could make this commencement address, which is a great honor for me, and immediately leave and wave goodbye. Or, I could stay and shake hands with just the top 100,” Trump said. “Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something. What should I do? What should I do?”
Trump then exclaimed, “Stay! Okay, I’ll stay!” And, that is exactly what he did. Our president shook the hand of over 1,000 Navy graduates, thanking each of them and congratulating them as they made their way through the line. Our President is downright exceptional and his consistent support for our military puts Obama to shame.
Following the ceremony, the President prepared to leave but stopped to take a photograph with a Marine, his wife, and their two children. This is a president who takes pride in our military, and although he has a million things to get done, he makes time to show his appreciation for their service to our country.
In my opinion, Barack Obama hated our military and despised the fact that he encountered them on a daily basis. It was quite obvious that, in comparison to other presidents, Obama did the minimal when it came to supporting our military. It was one of the most significant indicators that Obama wanted to see America grow weaker. Thank God, we finally have a president who has the same admiration for our active military and veterans that we do.