Trump lashes out at critics over 'unfair treatment'
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 17, 2017,
May 17, 2017, 23:53
Since the New York Times reported on Tuesday that allegedly Trump asked the FBI Director to stop investigating former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, there has been relative silence from White House.
"Look at the way I've been treated lately", he said, seemingly alluding to the recent scandals surrounding his conversations with Russian officials and the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "Things will work out just fine" - he also used the occasion to boost his own ego and whine about the media.
That remains to be seen. "Don't give in. Don't back down and never stop doing what you know is right. And the more righteous your fight, the most opposition you will face", he said.
He said the American people understand why he has taken certain actions - even if it confounds and outrages the press.
The pair of scandals - two of the most serious Trump has faced during a presidency not short of controversies - have many wondering if they may prompt rank and file Republican congresspeople to start turning on the unpopular president - and whether impeachment is now a possibility. I guess that's why I want to thank you. "I did not get elected to serve the Washington media or special interests". "I got elected to serve the forgotten men and women of our country, and that's what I'm doing".
The class of 2017's 195 new ensigns in all chose a motto "the storm yields courage"- and courage was what President Trump told them to have when it comes to putting their heads down.To fight. A trifecta of events culminated last night in reports that former FBI director James Comey had collected a paper trail suggesting Trump tried to block an ongoing investigation.
"I hope you can let this go", Comey wrote in a memo, quoting Trump.
Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said during his commencement speech that heavy duty icebreakers are a vital part of security in and around the Arctic Circle. Sporting signs, including "Hillary for Prison", a reference to Trump's 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, the Trump supporters were joined outside the academy by dozens of protesters who sported signs urging Trump to step down.
Other notable moments of the speech included Trump, after commending the 24,000 hours of community service performed by cadets, speaking about how he wouldn't speak about saving money in the F-35 program, observing astutely that "something is happening all the time with the Coast Guard", and ending the speech by telling the crowd to, "Enjoy your life". "And I would like to say, under budget and ahead of schedule".