Vice-President Mike Pence on Friday, the graduating class said at the US Naval Academy, that “the era of budget cuts is over,” and that President Trump “the best friend of the armed forces of the United States will ever have.”
“We will make you a promise,” Pence said. “No matter where you are called to serve, no matter the mission, this commander in chief will always have your back.”
Pence and the 21-minute speech, breaking with the recent tradition of the President addressing the Naval Academy graduates during their first year in office. Trump is currently overseas, at the G7 summit.
Pence, said the graduating class of 1,053 officer candidate, that “no matter what path you take, that the commander in chief is proud of you and so am I.”
Pence also recognized the three students from the class of 2017 who died while at the Academy.
“America will never forget,” he said.
In a reckless moment, Pence, asked to get up of the graduates, find your friends and family in the stands and applaud you for your support.
Pence received standing Ovations and after his speech, and his comments drew frequent applause.
The Vice-President, whose son is an officer in the U.S. Marines, faired much better with Friday the crowd as he had the week before at the University of Notre Dame To this event, to protest several dozen students, in caps and gowns, the ceremony.