He applauded his push for the "largest-ever" military budget, which he said would lead to "the strongest military that we have ever had".
President Trump on Friday told the 2018 graduates of the US Naval Academy that were now among the leaders of the most powerful military in the world - and that because of his administration, the US was "respected again". "We are witnessing the great reawakening of the American spirit and of American might".
"Together you are the tip of the spear, the edge of the blade and the front of the shield defending and protecting our great country", Trump said. "Victory. Winning. Beautiful words", Trump said.
"In every generation there have been cynics and critics who tried to tear down America". And he said that the USA had regained a position of strength that he characterized as being lost before his election.
"And in case you haven't noticed, we have become a lot stronger lately, the president said - a lot", he added. "We are not going to apologize 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", Trump said.
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The president began his commencement address by praising the graduates' diligence and patriotism, in a speech that seemed to largely stick to the script.
Last year, he gave remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard graduation ceremony in New London, Conn. "He could never do what we ask our U.S. Naval Academy graduates to do".
Trump is scheduled to speak at the Annapolis, Md., campus at 10 a.m. EDT.
Trump arrived at the stadium after his helicopter circled it, a flyover that was followed early in the ceremony by another from the Blue Angels squadron.
President Donald Trump stressed the United States' military might as he addressed graduates at the United States Naval Academy Friday, saying the "best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war". "You will bring comfort to our friends and you will strike fear into the hearts of our enemies".