U.S. Naval Academy graduation; Trump delivers remarks

Donald Trump delivered remarks during the United States Naval Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.

He told graduates that “we have begun the great rebuilding of the U.S. military.”

Trump said Friday that “we will have the strongest military that we ever had.” He added “and when did we ever need it more?”

Trump said the “best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war” and said that if “a fight must come, there is no other alternative. Victory.”

Trump praised the military, saying of the Navy “you don’t give up, you don’t give in.” He also stressed his commitment to veterans.

More than a thousand students graduated from the Naval Academy this year. (AP/Getty Images)

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<p>U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen celebrate during their graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen celebrate during their graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Graduating members of the U.S. Naval Academy celebrate at the end of the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Graduating members of the U.S. Naval Academy celebrate at the end of the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)

<p>Graduates toss their caps in the air upon the conclusion of the commissioning and graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Graduates toss their caps in the air upon the conclusion of the commissioning and graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

<p>President Donald Trump congratulates a female graduate at the commissioning and graduation ceremony for U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

President Donald Trump congratulates a female graduate at the commissioning and graduation ceremony for U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

<p>An U.S. Naval Academy graduate kisses his diploma during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

An U.S. Naval Academy graduate kisses his diploma during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A graduate celebrates after being congratulated by U.S. President Donald Trump at the commissioning and graduation ceremony for U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

A graduate celebrates after being congratulated by U.S. President Donald Trump at the commissioning and graduation ceremony for U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

<p>U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen listen as President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen listen as President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)

<p>President Donald Trump addresses the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class on May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

President Donald Trump addresses the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class on May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen cheer as the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels fly over the graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen cheer as the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels fly over the graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Members of the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class stand to be sworn in during their commissioning and graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Members of the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class stand to be sworn in during their commissioning and graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

<p>A family member holds the shoulder boards for a United States Naval Academy graduate during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

A family member holds the shoulder boards for a United States Naval Academy graduate during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen raise their right hands as they are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen raise their right hands as they are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)

<p>Members of the U.S. Navy salute as they listen to the national anthem during a graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium of the U.S. Naval Academy May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Members of the U.S. Navy salute as they listen to the national anthem during a graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium of the U.S. Naval Academy May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Members of Class of 2018 enter the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Members of Class of 2018 enter the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Graduating U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen process into the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Graduating U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen process into the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)

<p>Graduating U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen process into the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Graduating U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen process into the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)

<p>A graduating U.S. Naval Academy midshipman processes into the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

A graduating U.S. Naval Academy midshipman processes into the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP)

<p>Members of the U.S. Navy wait for the beginning of a U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. More than a thousand students graduated from the Naval Academy this year. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

Members of the U.S. Navy wait for the beginning of a U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium May 25, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. More than a thousand students graduated from the Naval Academy this year. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen await the graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md.,, on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen await the graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md.,, on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen awaist the graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. Naval Academy graduation

A U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen awaist the graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 25, 2018. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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