President Trump delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy Friday.
In his speech, the president expressed great optimism for the future of the United States.
“We are witnessing the great reawakening of the American spirit and of American might. We have rediscovered our identity, regained our stride and we’re proud again,” the president said. “Our country has regained the respect that we used to have long ago abroad, yes they’re respecting us again, yes, America is back.”
“In case you haven’t noticed, we have become a lot stronger lately. A lot. We are not going to apologize for America. We are going to stand up for America. No more apologies,” President Trump told the crowd of around 30,000.
Following his speech, the president stayed on the stage for the next 90 minutes to shake the hand of each and every one of the 1,042 Naval Academy graduates.
Pres. Trump shook the hands of graduates of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for nearly 90 minutes this afternoon. Here’s every single one in 41 seconds. https://t.co/tnCnBSEGXL pic.twitter.com/3hVGNQSEOh
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