Pence Tells Naval Academy Grads: Trump ‘Will Always Have Your Back’
By Jack Davi
Vice President Mike Pence told the 2017 graduates of the United States Naval Academy they are entering a new era as they begin their service to America.
“President Donald Trump and I will not rest, we will not relent until we rebuild our military, restore the arsenal of democracy, and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard have all the resources that you need to accomplish your mission and come home safe,” Pence said. “That is our pledge to each of you.”
“Let me be clear — the era of budget cuts of the armed forces of the United States is over,” Pence said, referencing President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget that increases defense spending by 9.8 percent.
Pence also told graduates that the Trump administration is there with more than money.
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“And I’ll make you a promise, no matter where you’re called to serve, no matter what the mission, this commander-in-chief will always have your back,” Pence said at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, later calling Trump the “best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have.”
Pence said the nation is grateful to the graduates who are stepping up to defend freedom.