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Watch: Trump Shakes Literally Every
Naval Academy Graduate’s Hand

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Posted By: JoniTx, 5/30/2019 4:21:34 PM

President Donald Trump gave a speech to the graduates of the Naval Academy Friday morning. Then, the president went a step further, offering to shake the hands of every single graduate — more than 1,000 midshipmen. “I was given an option. I could make this commencement address, which is a great honor for me, and immediately leave and wave goodbye. Or I could stay and shake hands with just the top 100,” Trump said, “Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something. What should I do? What should I do?” Trump then shouted, “Stay! Ok, I’ll stay.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 5/30/2019 4:26:00 PM (No. 87073)
Go for him! Well done, Mr. President. I have been to two USNA graduation ceremonies, and they are wonderful events. Go Navy!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/30/2019 4:27:30 PM (No. 87076)
That should have been 'Good for him.'
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/30/2019 4:42:25 PM (No. 87086)
As I've said before, I've come to love this guy.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ginadee 5/30/2019 5:01:22 PM (No. 87103)
Finally, we see what a leader in the White House looks like, conducts himself and how proudly he represents us abroad. His love of family, the military and our country should be mirrored in all of us. We would all be the better for it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 5/30/2019 5:19:42 PM (No. 87113)
Obama would never have done this. Trump is, very much, the best retail politician I've ever seen.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/30/2019 5:55:07 PM (No. 87141)
If I had gone through Naval Academy hell ( a rarified place to be) I would be happy just to graduate. If the president of the United States wants to shake my hand, I know a compliment when I see one. President Trump, keep up the great work.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: red1066 5/30/2019 6:21:13 PM (No. 87155)
I've been to a few events at the Naval Academy, and each time I tear up. The young people in their uniforms, the respect that each student shows to everyone, and just the patriotic atmosphere is just out of this world. The Naval Marine Corp Stadium has the names of Naval engagements circling the stadium. There are two places everyone should visit if given the chance. One is the Naval Academy, and the other is West Point. Both places make one proud to be an American.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RenoVet68 5/30/2019 6:41:05 PM (No. 87174)
Yet another promise made AND kept!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: lvanomme 5/30/2019 6:59:07 PM (No. 87191)
It was a terrific speech. Unfortunately, this was LAST YEAR!!! 🙄
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Reply 10 - Posted by: rushie 5/30/2019 7:21:07 PM (No. 87206)
It was amazing to watch. The cadets were coming from both sides of the stage at a pretty good clip; he had to salute and shake hands. He looked like an auto robot, never missed a beat. C Span “lost the feed” at about the midway point. I would have watched to the end! KAG
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Talega 5/30/2019 7:39:21 PM (No. 87219)
Thank you, Sir. As a former active duty Marine, all in attendance understand as I do that you cherish the ceremony and appreciate the recognition.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: judy 5/30/2019 8:10:32 PM (No. 87234)
Trump is Real,! Nothing phony about this President!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: StephaniePlum 5/30/2019 8:33:32 PM (No. 87245)
Yes, the Daily Caller article posted here is from 2018. However, the President did the same thing again today at the AF Academy graduation. Gotta love this man! MAGA
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jennie C. 5/30/2019 9:05:21 PM (No. 87266)
Ummm, it was the Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs). But yes, he did shake all their hands.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DustDevil31 5/30/2019 9:14:16 PM (No. 87275)
Last Friday's Ceremony had SecDef not PDJT. 🇺🇸
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Safari Man 5/30/2019 10:57:30 PM (No. 87327)
Biden would do the same if only this was a Girl Scouts commencement
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