Trump Tells Grads 'You Don't Give Up, You Don't Give In'

U.S. Naval Academy graduation; Trump delivers remarks

President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. "We are respected again, I can tell you that". "Our country has regained the respect that we used to have long ago overseas, yes they're respecting us again, yes, America is back". "We're gonna see what happens".

"A growing number used their platforms to denigrate America's incredible heritage, challenge America's sovereignty and weaken America's pride", he said.

In a scathing op-ed written for the Baltimore Sun, USNA graduates Daniel Barkhuff and William Burke write about men who are true profiles in courage who could give Navy grads real advice on their future careers - and they contrast them unfavorably with Trump.

The President was warmly received at the Academy, where graduates and their families gathered at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. "In recent years, the problem grew worse".

"We are witnessing the great reawakening of the American Spirit and of American might". We are going to stand up for our values.

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.

The president surprised the graduates by remaining until he had shaken the hands of each one.

On Twitter Friday, Trump said he looks "forward to being with some of the greatest people on earth!"

The president told the graduates that his interest in building up the military is as a means to prevent war but also told the graduates that "victory, winning, handsome words" would be the only option in the event of inevitable conflict.

The president began his commencement address by praising the graduates' diligence and patriotism, in a speech that seemed to largely stick to the script.