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

Watch live: Trump gives commencement address at US Naval Academy

But Trump said America has once again chose to speak the truth of our military's strength: "In case you have not noticed, we have become a lot stronger lately".

"And in case you haven't noticed, we have become a lot stronger lately, the president said - a lot", he added.

The commander-in-chief praised America's booming prosperity, where he said we are proud again as America rediscovers its identity and regains its stride. 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.

At one point, the president made a vague reference to the Naval Academy's winning streak in the annual Army-Navy matchup, saying he didn't want to mention who won the game, but applauding the school's record of "winning".

President Donald Trump addresses a U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. We are going to stand up for America.

Leaving the White House en route to the Naval Academy, the president said the U.S.is talking to North Korea about trying to revive a nuclear summit next month.


His remarks come a day after he cancelled a planned summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un amid aggressive language from that country.

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.

"We are going to be stronger than ever before", he said.

"The best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war", said Trump, hoping that the grads would never have to use their "beautiful, new, powerful equipment". "We are witnessing the great reawakening of the American spirit and of American might", he said.

Trump also touted victory as a paramount virtue during his speech, calling it "a very important word".

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

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