WEST POINT – President Donald Trump addressed the graduating Class of 2020 at the US Military Academy at West Point on Saturday, telling the more than 1,100 members that they join the strongest military force in the world.
Speak on the Plain with graduates sitting six feet from one another because of the ongoing coronavirus, the president said the United States is not the world’s policeman, but it will stand up to any threat it faces.
“As long as you remain loyal, faithful and true, then our enemies don’t even stand a chance, our rights will never be stolen, our freedoms will never be trampled, our destiny will never be denied and the United States of America will never be defeated,” he told the graduates. “With the grace of God, and the heroes of West Point, America will always prevail.”
The president said under his administration, the American military has been rebuilt to the tune of $2 trillion and has defeated Middle East terrorists.
Trump honored one member of the graduating class, C.J. Morgan, who was killed in an accident. His framed photograph sat in a chair among the rows of graduates.