Trump says military 'bigger, better, stronger' at USS Gerald R. Ford commissioning
President Trump officially commissioned thethe USS Gerald R. Ford, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, applauding the military's strength.
"When it comes to battle, we don't want a fair fight. We demand victory and we will have total victory, believe me," Mr. Trump said of the powerful aircraft carrier.
"American steel and American hands have constructed a 100,000-ton message to the world," he added. "America's might is second to none."
Mr. Trump also used the event to reflect on military spending, highlighting his administration's work in increasing the defense budget.
"You are fulling your duty to this nation and now it is our job of the government to fulfill its duty to you," said Mr. Trump.
"It's been a very, very bad period of time for our military, that is why were reached a deal to secure additional $20 billion for defense this year and it's going up and why I ask Congress for another $54 billion for next year," said Mr. Trump. "Now we need Congress to do its job and pass the budget that provides for higher stable and predictable funding levels for our military needs that our fighting men and women deserve, and you will get, believe me."