Trump Gives First Commencement Speech, Claims Washington System Is Broken
President Donald Trump delivered his first college commencement address over the weekend when he was the commencement speaker at the Liberty University graduation. Liberty University is well known for being founded by the deceased conservative pastor Jerry Falwell. So what did Trump say in his speech?
Here are some of the highlights from his speech:
- “This is now my third time (here) and we love setting records, right? We always set records. We have to set records. We have no choice.”
- “When I say something, I mean it.”
- “Following your convictions means you must be willing to face criticism from those who lack the same courage to do what is right and they know what is right but they don’t have the courage or the guts or the stamina to take it and to do it. It’s called the road less traveled. I know that each of you will be a warrior for the truth, will be a warrior for our country and for your family.”
- “In my short time in Washington, I’ve seen firsthand how the system is broken. A small group of failed voices who think they know everything and understand everyone want to tell everybody else how to live and what to do and how to do think.”
- “Anybody think they’re going to be President? Raise your hand.”
- “In America, we don’t worship Government. We worship God.”
Trump also spoke about giving thanks to parents/grandparents who helped the graduates get there, praised the graduates who were members of the military, and more.
While any speech Trump gives- or comment he makes- will be scrutinized by the media, one thing is indisputable- he definitely seemed happy to be speaking to the graduating class and, from the pans of the audience, they seemed excited to have him there as well.