President Trump To Naval Academy Graduates: Cynics And Critics Are Trying To Tear Down America

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President Trump told graduates of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in his commencement address Friday afternoon that "in every generation, there have been cynics and critics that try to tear down America" but despite this, "we have become a lot stronger lately."

"In recent years, the problem grew worse," Trump said. "A growing number used their platforms to denigrate America’s incredible heritage, challenge America’s sovereignty, and weaken America’s pride."

"In case you have not 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," the president said.





(Watch the president's full address here)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: In recent years and even decades, too many people have forgotten that truth. They have forgotten that our ancestors trounced an empire, tamed a continent, and triumphed over the worst evils in history. In every generation, there have been cynics and critics that try to tear down America. But in recent years, the problem grew worse. A growing number used their platforms to denigrate America’s incredible heritage, challenge America’s sovereignty, and weaken America’s pride.

We know the truth, will speak the truth, and defend that truth. America is the greatest fighting force for peace, justice, and freedom in the history of the world. And in case you have not 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. We are going to stand up for our citizens. We are going to stand up for our values. And we are going to stand up for our men and women in uniform.

Because we know that a nation must have pride in its history to have confidence in its future.

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