President Trump bashed the "failures" of past presidents in a speech on his national security strategy in Washington on Monday.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: And we are seeing the response we fully expected. Economic growth has topped 3 percent for two quarters in a row. GDP growth, which is way ahead of schedule under my administration, will be one of America's truly greatest weapons. Optimism has surged. Confidence has returned.
With this new confidence, we are also bringing back clarity to our thinking. We are reasserting these fundamental truths.
A nation without borders is not a nation.
A nation that does not protect prosperity at home cannot protect its interests abroad. A nation that is not prepared to win a war is a nation not capable of preventing a war. A nation that is not proud of its history cannot be confident in its future. And a nation that is not certain of its values cannot summon the will to defend them.