Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

Claudine Rigal
Mai 19, 2017

In his weekly address to the nation, Trump said he was "delighted to be participating first hand in the excitement" as students and faculty celebrate Liberty's more than 18,000 graduates.

Falwell also praised the president during his introduction, telling the thousands gathered that he believes no other president in his lifetime "has done so much that has benefited the Christian community in such a short time span". "So I'm guessing there are some people here today who thought that either one of those things - either one - would really require major help from God", Trump said, drawing laughter and applause from the crowd.

"You aren't going to let other people tell you what you believe, especially when you know that you're right", the President said.

In a commencement address of her own, U.S. Sen. He doesn't listen to his advisers.

The administration struggled this week to explain the circumstances surrounding Comey's ouster, with Trump on Thursday undercutting the message from senior White House officials that his decision to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was dependent on a Justice Department recommendation.

Trump had earlier criticized Comey as a "showboat" and a "grandstander", and the president's warning prompted new accusations of interference with the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Trump is not capable of learning. All-in-all, it was a forgettable speech for those looking for headlines, but one that went over well with a crowd that consistently loudly applauded the president. "I know that each of you will do what is right, not what is the easy way, and that you will be true to yourself, and your country and your beliefs".

The president said "the future belongs to the dreamers, not to the critics". "Jerry, Auburn? I don't know about that, James".

He called on the students to be champions for Christ, and encouraged them to maintain faith in God: If they have that, he said, "you will not fail".

Even when Trump's support among evangelicals was getting shaky, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., stood by the Republican, insisting his past does not reflect his present. Also, he said that the US President is a wonderful father and "a man who can lead America" to greatness again. In America, we don't worship government, we worship God.

Anyone else find it ironic that "mandatory attendance" is required at Trump's speech at "LIBERTY" University?

"President Trump ventured into politics at a time when our nation has never been more polarised", Falwell said.

"I'm thrilled to be back at Liberty University".

During the commencement address at Liberty's football stadium, Trump told the graduates they should keep going and "never quit" in face of adversity.

Often dubbed an "outsider" himself, the president told students that they themselves should bask in that label "because it's the outsiders who change the world and who make a real and lasting difference". Put Kellyanne's name down next to her boss on the list of people who seem to have planned for a Trump loss on election day.

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